Tag Archive: cissexism

Jul 26 2013

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


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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