The term womxn is an alternative spelling of the English word woman. “Womxn” has been used particularly by intersectionalist feminists, to avoid perceived sexism in the standard spelling, which contains the word “man”.
Streaming platform Twitch received backlash Monday from both liberals and conservatives after referring to Women’s History Month as “Womxn’s History Month.”
“March is Womxn’s History Month,” Twitch said on Twitter. “Join us in celebrating and supporting all the Womxn creating their own worlds, building their communities, and leading the way on Twitch.”
“Twitch is a place where creators can build their world and have their voice heard,” the streaming platform said in an blog post. “And womxn are doing that live, every day.”
“Building channels. Building communities. Building the future of gaming. And inspiring all of us while doing it. Including the next generation of womxn streamers,” the article continued. “So this month, join us in celebrating womxn creating their own worlds, building their communities, and leading Twitch to the next level.”
Conservatives pointed out that “womxn” is not a real word, and liberals said that the use of “womxn” in place of “women” is offensive to transgender people.
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Source: Daily Caller