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Edinburgh University lecturers are handed list of 'microinsults' they can't say to trans people including 'all women hate their periods' and 'I wanted to be a boy when I was a child' Lecturers banned from using phrases seen as 'microinsults and aggressions' Advice says these phrases undermine the trans and non-binary lived experience Staff told to put preferred pronouns in emails and wear rainbow lanyards on site 

By Lauren Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 16:50 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 16:50 BST, 2 May 2021

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Lecturers at Edinburgh University have been handed a list of 'microinsults' including 'all women hate their periods' and 'I wanted to be a boy when I was a child' under new transgender friendly guidance. 

Scholars were handed the list of 'microinsults' as part of a nationwide drive to raise awareness for 'cisgender privilege' in universities.  

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It comes over fears these 'microaggressions' undermine the lived experiences and reality of transgender and non-binary people.  

Lecturers at Edinburgh University have been handed a list of 'microinsults' including 'all women hate their periods' and 'I wanted to be a boy when I was a child' under new transgender friendly guidance

Lecturers at Edinburgh University have been handed a list of 'microinsults' including 'all women hate their periods' and 'I wanted to be a boy when I was a child' under new transgender friendly guidance

The advice goes on to explain these phrases 'negate or nullify the thoughts, feelings or lived reality of Trans and non-Binary people, by questioning their experience, gender identity and the process of transition.'  

Edinburgh University staff have also been told not to 'focus on anatomical sex markers, most usually sexual organs', asked to put their preferred pronouns in emails, and encouraged to wear rainbow lanyards on site to show they are allies of the trans

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