You may have asked yourself, why I add an asterisk after the words ‘woman/women’ or ‘man/men’.
The asterisk is borrowed from programming languages, where it is used as a placeholder able to refer to anything you would like it to. In my writings, I use it at the end of the binary gender-identities in order for you to append or change it to fit your own personal gender-identity category.
If you are confused or irritated why I refer to the existence of gender identities beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’, or your would simply like to have more information, I invite you to read the beautiful
(by Trans Student Education Resources)