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trans-exclusionary radical feminist: an advocate of radical feminism who believes that a trans woman’s gender identity is not legitimate and who is hostile to the inclusion of trans people and gender-diverse people in the feminist movement.
How The Letter “X” Creates More Gender-Neutral LanguageAs our understanding of gender expands from the binary of male and female to include intersex, nonbinary, and transgender people, we are exploring new ways of describing gender identity and expression—and the letter X has the power to help.
Origin of TERF
Coined in 2008 by Viv Smythe, Australian feminist, writer, and blogger, as “a deliberately technically neutral description”
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