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posted January 9th, 2015, 2:01 am


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February 1st, 2014, 1:12 am

GreenKrog

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Transmisogyny is the rejection of girly stuff or dislike of women despite being a woman. The concept of losing male privilege or standing out as a girly girl is offensive to some people.
Unfortunately this can be extremely prevalent in our community, especially from those who pass. Back room discourses about how X is wearing pink 'trying to be a girl'. Or how Y is wearing a dress 'just to prove she isn't a man'.
A lot of ciswomen have the same problem these days, having been socialized into believing that being 'masculine' is the best path to success. Learning to cook, keeping a clean house, all those traditionally womanly things are eschewed to prove how 'not weak' they are. Because of course, femininity is weakness.

A different trend that I've been noticing is that a lot of cismen are actually growing *more* confident in liking girly things. Not just My Little Pony, but kittens. Beaches. Stuff that makes them happy that ISN'T beer and babes. Interesting to think about, no?

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January 9th, 2015, 3:21 am

Siva (Guest)

Erm...

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What is the cis-prefix? You use it for gender, I assume it means the gender they identify as - but what /is/ it? An acronym? Then what do the letters stand for? If not, what's its etymology?

Thank you!

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January 9th, 2015, 4:51 am

Jonathan (Guest)

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@Siva: It's latin and means "on this side" or "on the same side" and is therfore the opposite of trans, which means "on the other side".
So because of that, transgender means that you identify as another gender than the one you were assigned at birth, and cisgender means that you identify as the same gender you were assigned.

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January 9th, 2015, 12:31 pm

Siva (Guest)

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@Jonathan: Thank you!

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January 9th, 2015, 4:52 am

Tarah (Guest)

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@Siva: it's a Latin root prefix meaning "same side as." It's used in short for cisgender, which is anyone not transgender. Pronounced sis.

Cis-Atlantic would be (uncommonly, historically) used as the opposite of Trans-Atlantic, for another example.

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January 9th, 2015, 12:32 pm

Siva (Guest)

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@Tarah: Thank you!

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