As many of you know, it can be quite tricky referring to trans* people and non trans* people. The usual binaries of man/woman, male/female, he/she etc just break down too quickly.
This has led to a number of abbreviations that try and make communication easier. One of these is GG for genetic girl, used to describe a female person who was born a female. This is all very well, but, I do think that it is rather condescending. It necessarily denies the person her seniority and adulthood. Now in a community whose members regularly call themselves ‘gurls’, ‘girls’ ‘t-girls’ etc this may seem inconsequential, but I do not think we have a right to take away someone else’s identity. It is hardly surprising that we have such a bad record with some feminists when we so blithely undermine women in this way.
I therefore think we should find another descriptor. How does CGW (cis-gender woman) sound? Is this not a better more respectful and appropriate term?