'University students are refusing to use the words 'woman' and 'women' because they have been deemed 'offensive' and include the word 'man'.
Instead, members of the female sex are being referred to as 'womxn' by students at both Goldsmiths, University of London and Kings College London.
At Goldsmiths, the Students Union has ceased to use the words women and woman in its publications, since 'womxn' has been deemed more 'inclusive' of all students, including those who identify as transgender.
Elsewhere in the city, societies including the 'KCL Womxn in Physics' club at King's College are also using the word.
Posts on social media pages run by the Goldsmiths Student Union have advertised 'womxn's yoga' and 'womxn's events' over the last six weeks, although there was no official announcement regarding the decision.
The last time the term 'women' was used on the official Goldsmith Students Union Facebook was October 12, as an event for 'Black Women in Academia' was advertised.
The word 'womxn' on Urban Dictionary is described as: 'A spelling of "women" that is a more progressive term that not only sheds light on the prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers womxn have faced, but to also show that womxn are not the extension of men (as hinted by the classic Bible story of ) but their own free and separate entities. More intersectional than because it includes trans-women and women of color.'
Read more: Snowflake students replace the word 'women' with 'WOMXN' because the traditional spelling contains the offensive term 'men' (but no-one quite seems to know how to pronounce it)
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