woman-born-woman

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Coined by second-wave feminists to distinguish cisgender women from transgender women.[1]

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woman-born-woman (plural women-born-women)

  1. (feminism) A cisgender woman; a cis woman.
    • 2016, Nell Zink, Nicotine:
      To the extent that she can pull it off, her gender is babe. But at Stayfree her babe outfit (long hair, big shirt, leggings, flats) makes her feel like an interloper—like some rude woman-born-woman intent on boycotting femininity because she can take it for granted.

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  1. ^ Pleasure Zones: Bodies, Cities, Spaces ISBN 0815628986