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What do people think about firms changing their gender affinity groups to use the term “womxn.” I know Twitch recently came under fire on twitter for using it with arguments that it’s actually more EXclusive than INclusive

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I like women+ but did see our market keeping "women" but using the 'identifying as a marginalized gender' descriptor a few times when the title or group contained 'Women' as a way to acknowledge the core audience

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Can someone explain why “womxn” even exists? I genuinely do not know

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BCG1, non binary folks may certainly present as women and thus women+ ergs very much are relevant with that lens

Is there also a “mxn” term? Genuinely curious.

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I don’t think there is. I’m not sure who it would represent.

No disrespect to LGBTQ+ community as I am an ally myself, but I honestly think this is over doing it

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Trans women that I know say they'd rather it just be women. They don't like it either

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Wouldn’t “womyn” make more sense? Isn’t “y” like a part-time vowel?

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It just doesn’t make sense to use because Spanish is a gendered language. Would have rewrite the whole language for that.

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I’m a 23 y/o F and I have no idea what that term is

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I have not heard of this term “womxn” before but would find it highly offensive and a complete turnoff.

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I am a woman and would just prefer to be called one. Not some made-up word that you can’t even say.

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Is it exclusive? I thought it was more encompassing of women and basically anyone that does not identify as a man. Why were people mad at Twitch?

I thought so too! I did some googling and came up with the link shared below. Interesting read.

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