trans-exclusionary radical feminist


trans-ex·​clu·​sion·​ary radical feminist ˈtran(t)s-ik-ˈsklü-zhə-ˌner-ē- How to pronounce trans-exclusionary radical feminist (audio)
variants or less commonly trans exclusionary radical feminist
plural trans-exclusionary radical feminists also trans exclusionary radical feminists
often disparaging
: a person and especially a cisgender woman who rejects the social and legal recognition of transgender women as women and who opposes their inclusion in or access to places, activities, protections, etc. that are reserved exclusively for women
For [Lillian] Faderman … to omit a discussion of "trans-exclusionary radical feminists"—an insult lobbed at J.K. Rowling, among others—seems notable, if understandable. That conversation can get very, very heated.Alexandra Jacobs
Dame Helen [Mirren] added that she was not a trans-exclusionary radical feminist. Instead, she said that she accepts that trans women are women.Jessica Carpani
In the special, [Dave] Chappelle states that "gender is a fact," mocks the genitalia of trans women and declares his support for trans-exclusionary radical feminists, who do not believe trans women are women.Rory Appleton
All Black trans women truly have is one another, because we've been exiled from every sector of society. Trans exclusionary radical feminists (typically white women) go out of their way to try to disprove trans womanhood and chase us out of the women's rights movement …Ashlee Marie Preston

called also TERF

trans-exclusionary radical feminism noun
or less commonly trans exclusionary radical feminism
often disparaging
But a furore erupted over a clause on its website that declared: "Only transgender women who've undergone a gender-reassignment surgery are allowed entry." Its discovery on Monday night prompted a torrent of comments on social media for and against the rule with some accusing the pool of "trans exclusionary radical feminism". Emily MacDonald
trans-exclusionary radical feminist adjective
or less commonly trans exclusionary radical feminist
often disparaging

Word History

First Known Use

2012, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trans-exclusionary radical feminist was in 2012

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“Trans-exclusionary radical feminist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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