When spelling the word women, it’s more “inclusive” to replace the letter “e” with the letter “x,” according to TEDxLondon which argues that anyone can identify as a woman.
In a Friday post on Twitter, TEDxLondon announced that “TEDxLondonWomxn” was returning in a virtual format, and invited followers to participate in a five-minute quiz to share their thoughts and ideas to help steer future programming.
In response to a Twitter-follower who asked, “What is a womxn?” TEDxLondon replied: “No, that’s not a typo: ‘womxn’ is a spelling of ‘women’ that’s more inclusive and progressive. The term sheds light on the prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers womxn have faced, and explicitly includes non-cisgender women.”
As of Thursday, the quiz is no longer accepting responses.
The term “non-cisgender women” refers to individuals who self-identify as either transgender, nonbinary, or something else, but are biologically male.
The prefix “cis” means “this side of” and is most commonly used in the field of chemistry to indicate that the functional groups of certain particles within molecules are on the same side of a carbon chain. In modern gender parlance, it’s used to describe someone whose biological sex, a material reality, aligns with their subjective sense of gender identity, a construct based on internal feelings about biological sex.
Many women from across the political spectrum consider the traducing of language to accommodate contemporary gender politics an affront to women as a sex class and that transgenderism yields an erasure of their hard-won rights on the basis of sex.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter