trans woman

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trans woman (plural trans women)

  1. A transgender or transsexual woman, i.e., a woman who was assigned male at birth.

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  • Trans woman is often spelled with a space, with trans describing woman, like also e.g. Asian woman.[1][2][3][4] The unspaced spelling transwoman is sometimes used interchangeably,[2] including by a few transgender people,[5] but is often associated with the view that transgender women are not women,[1][3][4] for which reason many transgender people find it offensive.[3][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Julie Nicholson, Julia Hennock, Jonathan Julian, Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms (2019), page 40
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lee Harrington, Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities (2016), page 52
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 German Lopez, Why you should always use "transgender" instead of "transgendered", Vox, February 18, 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Julia Serano, Whipping Girl (2016), pages 29-30
  5. ^ Cristan Williams, Transwomans vs Trans Woman, July 17, 2013