afab/amab – assigned female/male at birth. used to denote one’s sex without implying it takes precedence over their gender identity

biid – body integrity identity disorder. a mental illness characterised by the overwhelming desire to have a body part removed, ie. the eyes, or a limb. also known as being ‘transabled’

cisgender – a person who identifies with their assigned gender

detransition – a person who medically or socially transitioned, but who is now taking steps to stop or reverse their transition.

disidentified – a person who does not identify with their sex, but may not identify as transgender.

doublespeak – language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. for example, to purposely make disagreement sound like agreement, or condemnation sound like support, is doublespeak.

dysphoria – a term colloquially usually used to describe sex dysphoria, the mental distress of feeling that one occupies a body of the wrong sex, or gender dysphoria, the mental distress of feeling that one occupies the wrong social role in society (see also: non-dysphoric)

dysmorphia – a catch-all term for any severe distress related to one’s distorted perception of their own body (ie anorexia, bdd, biid, sex dysphoria)

gaslighting – a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun, selectively omitted to favour the abuser, or false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity

gender nonconforming – describes a person who does not conform to the expectations placed upon their sex with regard to appearance and behaviour, but who does not identify as another gender

internalized misogyny – the involuntary belief by girls and women that the lies, stereotypes and myths about girls and women that are delivered to everyone in a sexist society are true.

manipulative group – used to refer to any group or organization which uses mind control

mind control – an intense form of manipulation where one attempts to alter not only the behaviours of a victim, but also their thoughts and emotions. sometimes colloquially known as ‘brainwashing’

nonbinary – a person who does not identify with their assigned gender, but also does not identify as the opposite gender

nondysphoric – a person who does not experience dysphoria, often used in relation to people who identify as transgender

reidentified – a person who went through a period of disidentification with their sex, but now accepts it.

thoughtcrime  a concept from the novel 1984 describing the criminalization of holding opinions or beliefs that conflict with a dominant ideology


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