The word “woman” is now cancelled because it isn’t inclusive enough of non-cisgendered individuals who choose to identify as female.
In a post on Twitter, the TED Talks affiliate TEDxLondon, which organizes and hosts public speeches for unremarkable speakers whose opinions range from “uninteresting” to “terrible,” condemned the use of the word “woman” and explained why it was necessary to adopt “womxn.”
TEDxLondon announced the use of the new, inclusive word, which was created with the same purpose as Tumblr-inspired neologisms like “latinx” that have come into vogue on college campuses throughout the Western hemisphere.
No spelling mistake here, says TEDxLondon
In a tweet last Friday, the organization said that “TEDXLondonWomxn” would be returning virtually (due to the pandemic, of course). When people on social media asked what the deal was with the term “womxn”—whether it was intentional or a typographical error—the organization clarified that it was in fact intentional.
“HELLO YOU! TEDxLondonWomxn is coming back (virtually)! And we’d love you to share your ideas to help us to build our programme of events for this Autumn…” the organization wrote.
“Why we're using 'womxn',” it stated. “No, that's not a typo: 'womxn' is a spelling of 'women' that's more inclusive and progressive. The term sheds light on the prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers womxn have faced, and explicitly includes non-cisgender women.”
No one bought it. The term, which was designed to be “inclusive,” has the effect of excluding and unpersoning women.
“Y’all need to stop,” wrote British influencer Zuby.
“Why does trans inclusion have to involve erasure of women?” asked Fionne Orlander, whose remarks were echoed by hundreds of other women.
'Womxn' receives backlash from women
Feminist author Victoria Smith condemned the term, stating: “You're basically saying women can't have anything just for them. That's not inclusion, it's the entire history of patriarchy.”
The New York Times reported that the phrase “womxn” was first surfaced in 2016 when members of Women’s March Seattle were discussing how to address the “superdiverse” group, which included non-binary and transgender individuals.
“Our organizing group is superdiverse, and one of the core organizers, who is a nonbinary person, proposed that we use the word ‘womxn’ to make sure that everyone felt included,” said Elizabeth Hunter-Keller, the communications chair for the group, that later renamed itself to Womxn’s March Seattle.
Efforts to erase “woman” and “women” from the lexicon are nothing new for the “superdiverse” identity-politics addicted radical left who are currently making strides to silence women who dare to speak out against the pro-transgender militant ideology. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling herself faced cancellation from the woke mob after she spoke out against it.