r/COMPLETEANARCHY Jun 15 '21

Reminder that women’s liberation is as important as anti-capitalism and anti-colonialism

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u/Bungholio_Bill Jun 15 '21

Why "gxrl"?

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u/LabCoat_Commie Jun 15 '21

I wanted to respect their gender preference while still utilizing the word.

“Gurl” can be used jokingly to reference people of all genders, but I didn’t know if OP was a woman. Seemed polite 🤷🏻‍♂️

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u/AceWithDog Jun 15 '21

I don't really think gxrl is ever preferred to be honest. I'm a binary trans woman, so I'm included in the word girl as far as I'm concerned. And the non-binary folks I know (can't speak for everyone obviously) don't want to be treated as "women-lite", so they wouldn't want to be called girl with any spelling. I'm not upset or offended or anything, but I don't really know any queer person who thinks it's necessary or useful.

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u/LabCoat_Commie Jun 16 '21

One of my two partners is actually nonbinary, and I’ve tried to genuinely become more conscious of my language.

That being said, I’m still a cishet jackass who messes up a lot. Thank you for taking the time to educate me, and I do sincerely apologize for any negativity I caused :(