Words to Reject: TIM (trans-identified male) and TIF (trans-identified female)

We get it. You don’t want to say “trans woman” and “trans man,” and we agree–let’s not.

But these are in-group terms that obscure meaning, reinforce our status as fringe and may come off as mean.┬áPlain language works here: “a person who was born male who now identifies as a woman.”

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