What does Womxn mean?

‘Womxn’ is another way to say ‘Women’

Womxn is an alternative spelling for women that’s designed to be inclusive and empowering. It purposely leaves out the word “men” and embraces all women, including those who are trans and intersex.

This term has been in existence since the 1970s, but gained popularity in the 2010s as the conversation around gender identity became more common. Nowadays, you might spot the term ‘womxn’ used in various platforms like social media, online forums, and news articles, often used to label specific groups such as Womxn in Tech or Womxn’s Leadership Group.

However, there’s a flip side. People who don’t recognize trans or intersex women as “real” women sometimes use ‘womxn’ in a derogatory way. This leads to some people, even those who support the ideals behind ‘womxn’, choosing to stick with ‘women’ so as not to unintentionally offend or marginalize these groups.

Example for using ‘Womxn’ in a conversation

Hey, have you heard of the term ‘womxn’?

Yeah! It’s a way of spelling ‘women’ in a more inclusive and empowering way. It’s cool, right? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Definitely! It’s great that it recognizes all types of women, including trans and intersex women. 🌈

Exactly! It’s important to be inclusive and make everyone feel valued. πŸ’ͺ