Misgendering

Misgendering

(verb, -s, -ed)

The act of attributing the wrong gender to a person, whether intentionally or not. Calling trans women “men” is misgendering. Calling someone “it” when they have asked you to use a different pronoun is misgendering. The best way to avoid misgendering people is to ask them what their gender is and what terms they prefer others to use when referring to them.

e.g. Noah was often misgendered by coworkers who refused to acknowledge gender neutral pronouns as valid.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

What Does it Mean to Misgender Someone? | Healthline


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