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post #4606 of 6250
I think of this whenever I remember to check my cis-privilege

It helps me focus.
Do you want to see what I think of when I check my thin privilege?
post #4607 of 6250
It's not normal just because 99.8% of the world is that way.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Do you want to see what I think of when I check my thin privilege?

I always think of Neo when I want to check my thin privilege.
post #4609 of 6250
Here ya go,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisgender

Very interesting. It sounds like an offshoot of COS science.
post #4610 of 6250
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Wow, I've not clued into that. "Cisgender" just means you're normal?
Bigot
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2366507/John-Spooner-trial-Darius-Simmonss-mother-describes-watching-neighbour-shoot-dead-black-son.html

Now this is messed up. Looks like this creepy ass cracka is going to get the death penalty. Good.
post #4613 of 6250
5 Things White People Can Learn From Rachel Jeantel

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1. Words like "cracka" and "nigga" don't carry the weight we've associated with them.

In her interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, Rachel spoke about Trayvon's use of "creepy ass cracka" or "nigga." The difference? To her, it's apples to oranges. Cracka isn't offensive, cracker is; nigga isn't a hateful word, nigger is. There was no malice in Trayvon's words, he just wanted to get home without being followed.

2. Rachel Jeantel isn't a liar, she - and many African American children like her - know a little something about respect.

The truth of the matter is, Rachel only omitted the bits of the story that she felt would hurt Trayvon's mom Sybrina Fulton; she left out words - words that black children are taught not to use around adults.

3. Everyone grieves differently.

White culture teaches us to put on a brave face in the wake of death. I grew up being taught to say my goodbyes, hope the person was in a better place and move on.

4. She's not the hostile ghetto black girl everyone painted her to be.

She's not hostile, she's a teenager who, like any young person, easily could have found a better way to spend that sunny Florida afternoon. She was hurt, she was frustrated, but she was certainly not hostile. Rachel is the product of her environment, an environment which she has been assigned to because of the elitist nature of this great nation of ours.

5. Rachel's not uneducated, we are.

It is us who are uneducated for being so quick to judge Rachel, forgetting that this is a nation of many cultures.


http://globalgrind.com/news/things-white-people-can-learn-rachel-jeantel
post #4614 of 6250
We need to remember Rachel is cisgendered and make allowances.
post #4615 of 6250
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

You're not just allowed to say that you're "normal" anymore, as that would imply valuation. Or, worse, you're not even allowed to just leave it unsaid and assume that anyone that doesn't clarify is "normal." The fact that trans, homosexual, queergender, etc are much much less common apparently is irrelevant.
I understand why they're bringing it up. Basically those are all things you can be discriminated against for, so they have to list ALL the things that they're not being discriminated on.
Somebody please tell me this is some kind of weird joke . If not a segment of our society is suffering from some sort of mass paranoid delusion .
post #4616 of 6250
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

5 Things White People Can Learn From Rachel Jeantel



http://globalgrind.com/news/things-white-people-can-learn-rachel-jeantel

 

Unless this is a joke that I didn't get, this truly shows me that as a society we have failed.

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The term "cisgender privilege" has recently appeared in academic literature and is defined there as the "set of unearned advantages that individuals who identify as the gender they were assigned at birth accrue solely due to having a cisgender identity."

30+ Examples of Cisgender Privilege
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Use public restrooms without fear of verbal abuse, physical intimidation, or arrest
Use public facilities such as gym locker rooms and store changing rooms without stares, fear, or anxiety.
Strangers don’t assume they can ask you what your genitals look like and how you have sex.
Your validity as a man/woman/human is not based on how much surgery you’ve had or how well you “pass” as non-transgender.
You have the ability to walk through the world and generally blend-in, not being constantly stared or gawked at, whispered about, pointed at, or laughed at because of your gender expression.
You can access gender exclusive spaces such as the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Greek Life, or Take Back the Night and not be excluded due to your trans status.
Strangers call you by the name you provide, and don’t ask what your “real name” [birth name] is and then assume that they have a right to call you by that name.
You can reasonably assume that your ability to acquire a job, rent an apartment, or secure a loan will not be denied on the basis of your gender identity/expression.
You have the ability to flirt, engage in courtship, or form a relationship and not fear that your biological status may be cause for rejection or attack, nor will it cause your partner to question their sexual orientation.
If you end up in the emergency room, you do not have to worry that your gender will keep you from receiving appropriate treatment, or that all of your medical issues will be seen as a result of your gender.
Your identity is not considered a mental pathology (“gender identity disorder” in the DSM IV) by the psychological and medical establishments.
You have the ability to not worry about being placed in a sex-segregated detention center, holding facility, jail or prison that is incongruent with your identity.
You have the ability to not be profiled on the street as a sex worker because of your gender expression.
You are not required to undergo an extensive psychological evaluation in order to receive basic medical care.
You do not have to defend you right to be a part of “Queer,” and gays and lesbians will not try to exclude you from “their” equal rights movement because of your gender identity (or any equality movement, including feminist rights).
If you are murdered (or have any crime committed against you), your gender expression will not be used as a justification for your murder (“gay panic”) nor as a reason to coddle the perpetrators.
You can easily find role models and mentors to emulate who share your identity.
Hollywood accurately depicts people of your gender in films and television, and does not solely make your identity the focus of a dramatic storyline, or the punchline for a joke.
Be able to assume that everyone you encounter will understand your identity, and not think you’re confused, misled, or hell-bound when you reveal it to them.
Being able to purchase clothes that match your gender identity without being refused service/mocked by staff or questioned on your genitals.
Being able to purchase shoes that fit your gender expression without having to order them in special sizes or asking someone to custom-make them.
No stranger checking your identification or drivers license will ever insult or glare at you because your name or sex does not match the sex they believed you to be based on your gender expression.
You can reasonably assume that you will not be denied services at a hospital, bank, or other institution because the staff does not believe the gender marker on your ID card to match your gender identity.
Having your gender as an option on a form.
Being able to tick a box on a form without someone disagreeing, and telling you not to lie. Yes, this happens.
Not fearing interactions with police officers due to your gender identity.
Being able to go to places with friends on a whim knowing there will be bathrooms there you can use.
You don’t have to convince your parents of your true gender and/or have to earn your parents’ and siblings’ love and respect all over again.
You don’t have to remind your extended family over and over to use proper gender pronouns (e.g., after transitioning).
You don’t have to deal with old photographs that did not reflect who you truly are.
Knowing that if you’re dating someone they aren’t just looking to satisfy a curiosity or kink pertaining to your gender identity (e.g., the “novelty” of having sex with a trans- person).
Being able to pretend that anatomy and gender are irrevocably entwined when having the “boy parts and girl parts” talk with children, instead of explaining the actual complexity of the issue (one “how-to” in the comments below).
- See more at: http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2011/11/list-of-cisgender-privileges/#sthash.PQ0lr6be.dpuf
post #4618 of 6250
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2366507/John-Spooner-trial-Darius-Simmonss-mother-describes-watching-neighbour-shoot-dead-black-son.html

Now this is messed up. Looks like this creepy ass cracka is going to get the death penalty. Good.

Wisconsin doesn't have the death penalty.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

30+ Examples of Cisgender Privilege

Offshoot of COS science.
post #4620 of 6250
Has anyone mentioned yet "would hit" the legal intern? I would.
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