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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

is it safe to google?

Yes. Although, it might annoy you.

While I feel for people who are actually transgendered...trying to use a fancy word to define "normal" strikes me as silly.

This isn't like some gender stereotype thing where girls in pink dresses are normal and tomboys are not. Identifying with the gender that matches your parts and chromosomes is by definition "normal". I understand that there may be academic settings where you wish to use proper terms, but starting out posts on your feminist blog with "As a cisgendered straight white woman, its hard to relate to..." just makes you sound pretentious and probably alienates half of your casual readers.

I see a few possibilities when someone uses the term:
1. The reader is already familiar with the term and so thinks nothing.
2. The reader is not familiar with the term and looks it up, only to wonder why you didn't just say "normal" or just skip that part of the description.
3. The reader is not familiar with the term but not willing to look it up. They now think that there is something weirdly wrong with you. Maybe you have some sort of transgender mixup. Maybe you have a weird cyst that looks like a penis but isn't actually a sex organ and you are thus female both mentally and physiologically (only with a weird penis grown hanging off of your left thigh).
post #13232 of 14770
It must be a real drag to have yourself surgically altered because the junk you were born with makes you so angry only to find out you are now angrier than ever . " Whoops ! Guess that wasn't it"
post #13233 of 14770
How does one pronounce cisgender? (Btw my spellcheck did not recognize "cisgender" and tried to change it to "distended" so maybe the world is not coming to and end as fast as I thought, that or the spellcheck suggestions guy has a wicked sense of humor)

Anyways sis-gender sounds a little namby pamby to me. If it were sy-gender maybe I could use it with less cringing.
post #13234 of 14770
I think it is "siz"
post #13235 of 14770
I feel that the term was made up by whiny straight people that wanted to tap into the outrage and group identity of the militant fringe of the LGBT community.
post #13236 of 14770
i find a discussion of other people's "normalcy" or lack thereof on this forum amusing. nod[1].gif
post #13237 of 14770
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I think it is "siz"
As in "sizzle"!
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

i find a discussion of other people's "normalcy" or lack thereof on this forum amusing. nod[1].gif
That's because you're weird. satisfied.gif
post #13238 of 14770
Why does anyone care if others use "cisgendered" in their speech or writing? AFAIK, its use is not compulsory, so if you don't like it, don't use it.
post #13239 of 14770
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Why does anyone care if others use "cisgendered" in their speech or writing? AFAIK, its use is not compulsory, so if you don't like it, don't use it.

If you go around inventing names that have the effect of acknowledging the existence of other sorts of people and that contribute toward taking them seriously, then you interfere with my God-given right to ignore or scoff at those people. And that is basically just a pile of bullshit if you ask me.
post #13240 of 14770
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Why does anyone care if others use "cisgendered" in their speech or writing? AFAIK, its use is not compulsory, so if you don't like it, don't use it.

because it is a great example of the insanity of PC.
post #13241 of 14770
I suspect that in the contexts in which cisgendered gets used, the distinction is meaningful. That so many here had never heard the word suggests that it's not a big deal at all for people outside those contexts.
post #13242 of 14770
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I suspect that in the contexts in which cisgendered gets used, the distinction is meaningful. That so many here had never heard the word suggests that it's not a big deal at all for people outside those contexts.
you are so SanFran. totally gone native.

OK, I have to go to the store, need to find my hemp bags before I head out ...
post #13243 of 14770
If I ask you all to please take non-moderation-related discussion to a different thread, would that make this a cispost?
post #13244 of 14770
Eff you, cispist.
post #13245 of 14770
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

If I ask you all to please take non-moderation-related discussion to a different thread, would that make this a cispost?

i missed all the fun. frown.gif

can some one link me to the new cisgender thread if there is one?
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