Chemistry, 1827

Term blatantly misappropriated from science for promotion to activists lacking the academic ability to understand the subject it was stolen from.

In organic chemistry, when a compound exists in “mirror”-like forms (isomers, or possessing chirality), the functional groups are referred to in Latin as being on “this side of” and “the other side of” their carbon chain (cis and trans); often giving them different properties. It’s worth noting Julia Serano, right at the centre of most “trans” literature has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biophysics. The term has absolutely no relation to sex or gender whatsoever.