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Tag Archive: cissexism

Jul 11 2014

White House Response to Non-Binary Gender Petition

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Don’t get too excited, folks. The response was about as disappointing as you might expect. Thank you for your petition requesting that the executive branch legally recognize genders outside of the male-female binary and provide an option for these genders on all legal documents and records. We know how important this issue is, and we …

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Jul 26 2013

If you wear jeans, you’re not a woman: Transphobia at women’s shelters

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The case of a women’s shelter in Maine handily demonstrates the true inanity of policing gender via its expression: But the women who complained said they believe that in at least one case, it was a ruse. They believe one of the people in question is a man who occasionally dresses as a woman to …

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Nov 18 2011

“Cisgender” is not a slur, John Aravosis

In response to a post about a recent glitter-bombing, gay activist John Aravosis claims that the words “cis” and “cisgender” are somehow “a slur” against people who aren’t transgender. The term originated as a neutral counterpart to “transgender” in reference to the Latin prefixes “cis-” and “trans-”, meaning “on the same side” and “on the …

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