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- 1 Basic concepts
- 2 Terms
- 2.1 AFAB
- 2.2 Agender
- 2.3 AMAB
- 2.4 Androgyny
- 2.5 Baby trans
- 2.6 Boymode
- 2.7 Bigender
- 2.8 Breast binding
- 2.9 Chaser
- 2.10 Cisgender
- 2.11 Clocking
- 2.12 Cross-sex hormone therapy
- 2.13 Egg
- 2.14 Deadnaming
- 2.15 Facial feminization surgery
- 2.16 Ferris Argyle
- 2.17 Gender dysphoria
- 2.18 Gender euphoria
- 2.19 Gender fluid
- 2.20 Genderqueer
- 2.21 Girlmode
- 2.22 Hormone replacement therapy
- 2.23 Non-binary
- 2.24 Passing
- 2.25 Peak trans
- 2.26 Pickles
- 2.27 Sex reassignment surgery
- 2.28 Spirogirl
- 2.29 Stealth
- 2.30 Transgender
- 2.31 Transgender hormone therapy
- 2.32 Trans bashing
- 2.33 Trans panic defense
- 2.34 Trans man / FtM
- 2.35 Trans woman / MtF
- 2.36 Transition
- 2.37 Trigender
- 2.38 Tucking
- 2.39 Two-spirit
- 3 Drugs
- 4 Slurs
- 5 TERF terms
- 6 See also
- 7 References
Sex assignment at birth
Sex assignment at birth refers to the sex that an observer declares the baby to be shortly after birth. The doctor (or midwife, or whoever else is present) examines the infant and declares "It's a boy!" if a penis is present or "It's a girl!" if a vulva is present. In the case of certain intersex conditions, one may not be able to make that call, as the genitalia of the infant may be ambivalent.
A breakdown of the terms and abbreviations involved:
The terms "AMAB" or "AFAB" are generally preferred over the terms "female-bodied/male bodied" or "anatomically male/anatomically female", or "biologically male/biologically female", as these terms automatically assign a gender to certain body parts, and do not take into account the possibility that the individual in question may have undergone surgery to change their genitals. "Genetic male" or "genetic female" are also incorrect terms, as certain intersex conditions can cause one to have XY chromosomes but be born with a vulva, or have XX chromosomes and be born with a penis.
People with vulvas are declared to be "girls", and are thus "assigned female at birth" (AFAB) or "female assigned at birth" (FAAB).
Agender is an identity of not having a particular gender.
People with penises are declared to be "boys" and thus "assigned male at birth" (AMAB) or "male assigned at birth" (MAAB).
Androgyny is gender ambiguity.
A trans person who has recently discovered that they're trans.
When a trans person presents as male.
Bigender is a gender identity that consists of two genders.
When a person uses a binder to hide their breasts or make them less noticeable.
A person who seeks to date trans person solely because they are trans.
A cisgender is a person whose gender identity matches their assigned sex.
Cross-sex hormone therapy
A trangender person in denial. When the trans person comes out of denial, the egg "cracks".
The offensive act of using a trans person original name before transitioning.
Facial feminization surgery
Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is plastic surgery that makes a face more feminine.
Gender dysphoria is the state of dysphoria one feels from not conforming to their identified gender. It also occurs when a trans person is identified with the wrong pronoun.
The state of euphoria one feels from conforming to their identified gender.
A gender identity that changes. e.g: A gender-fluid person may be a boy on Monday's and a girl on Sunday's.
Genderqueer is gender that is neither completely male or female.
When a trans person presents as female.
Hormone replacement therapy
See drugs section, below.
Same as genderqueer.
Passing is when a trans person is physically recognized as their identified gender.
A moment is a trans person's life where they felt most gender confirmed. Originally, it was a term used by TERFs but the term was reinvented to spite them. To TERFs, it means the time when trans people went far and resulted in intolerance to trans people.
Transwomen are known to enjoy eating pickles because of the salt cravings spiro causes. Not all transwomen eat pickles on spiro, but it's common enough to be a meme.
Sex reassignment surgery
Surgery that involves changing one's primary and secondary sexual characteristics to become the opposite sex.
A spirogirl is a trans woman who take spironolactone.
Going stealth means living like their prefered gender completely, and having (almost) nobody know they are trans. In effect, nobody knows or sees them as anything but their prefered gender. This often includes breaking contact with most or many of their pre-transition relatives and friends. Going stealth is not always possible, since it requires being able to pass completely.
A person whose gender doesn't align with their assigned sex.
Transgender hormone therapy
Transgender hormone therapy is hormone replacement therapy meant to bring a trans person's secondary sexual characteristics closer to their true gender.
Trans bashing is verbally or sexually abusing a trans person.
Trans panic defense
Trans man / FtM
Trans woman / MtF
Transitioning is process where a trans person changes their gender presentation over time. It may or may not involve doing HRT.
The act of hiding one's penis between their legs to appear to have a vagina. The act has negative health consequences, so it must be used in moderation.
Two-spirit is a term used by Indiginous North Americans to describe gender-variant people in their communities.
The drugs that do magic to your body.(✿◕◡◕)
Spironolactone is a steroid that has medical uses, although it's not normally given to men because of its feminizing side effects. It's the main effect if you're a trans woman because it suppresses testosterone. It's known to cause salt cravings.
Want to lose all of your trans friends? Refer to them with as these terms.
Someone who likes to dress up as the opposite sex. Used to imply that trans people are perverts.
A slur used to insult trans men.
A slur used to insult trans women.
A slur used to insult trans men.
A slur used to insult trans women. It is a common term in the pornography industry.
A derogatory term for a transgender person. Usually used to attack trans women.
A derogatory term that commonly refers to a pre-op trans woman or feminine crossdresser. It means that somehow a trans woman is tricking a cis person into believing they're a woman. The horror of telling the truth. Unfortunately popular within anime fandoms.
Gender Critical Feminism
According to TERFs, trans people have an agenda to:
- eliminate gender
- confuse, trick, and make cis people uncomfortable
- invade cis people's bathrooms.
Meanwhile, trans people's real actual is to lower the suicide rate for trans people.
- Rathnayake D, Sinclair R (2010). "Use of spironolactone in dermatology". Skinmed 8 (6): 328–32; quiz 333. PMID 21413648.
- The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) (2011). "Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2012-05-23. http://www.wpath.org/documents/Standards%20of%20Care_FullBook_1g-1.pdf. Retrieved 2012-05-27.
- "Endocrine treatment of transsexual persons: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline". The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 94 (9): 3132–54. September 2009. PMID 19509099. http://jcem.endojournals.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=19509099.
- "Spironolactone with physiological female steroids for presurgical therapy of male-to-female transsexualism". Archives of Sexual Behavior 18 (1): 49–57. February 1989. PMID 2540730.