[Ads-l] Has anyone else heard this turn of P.C. phrase?

Bethan Tovey-Walsh accounts at BETHAN.WALES
Sat Feb 29 10:03:43 UTC 2020

“Assigned female at birth” (or “AFAB”) is a term I see fairly regularly in discussions of gender. It encompasses “cis women”, “trans men”, and some “non-binary people” - that is, anybody who was called a girl as a baby, regardless of whether they now identify as female, male, or other.

Dr. Bethan Tovey-Walsh

Myfyrwraig PhD | PhD Student CorCenCC
Prifysgol Abertawe | Swansea University

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On 29 Feb 2020, 08:48 +0000, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>, wrote:
> "People assigned _female_ at birth"
> The point is to exclude men who are "really" women without saying something
> like, "those born with two X chromosomes" or "those born without a Y
> chromosome" or some such.
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