Women are the gender that have periods, not men, if anyone get offended by that and the language…
Hildegerd Haugen

You are conflating gender and reproductive organs. It’s easy to do because the language we use to refer to our gonads is gendered, but gender is a social construct. As the author notes, there are those who identify as male but have ovaries, vaginas, Fallopian tubes, etc.

The whole point of the article is to explain why they are moving forward with language that is exclusive to that group, explain that they know it is not ideal, and ask for help finding better language.

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