anonymous asked:

What is a cis?

A cisgendered person is someone who identifies as the gender they were assigned at birth! 

There’s actually some interesting discourse around the term, touched on in this (X) article. I advocate (the article is from the Advocate, I’m being hilarious) the use of the term cisgender and this article rather nicely addresses the who, what, when, where, why of it all.

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What Cis People Say To Trans People Vs. What We Hear

By Meredith Talusan and Rory Midhani

TRANSlator 3000: Amazing technology translates cissexist BS!

“Oh you’re trans but you look so good!”
“Trans people are ugly.”

“I’ve never met a trans person before.”
“I assume I can identify any trans person.”

“I would date a trans person.”
“Trans people are usually undateable so I deserve a prize.” 

“You look just like a real woman.”
“Trans women aren’t really women.”

“I’m glad you’re being honest with me about being trans.”
“Trans people who don’t tell me they’re trans are deceivers and liars.”

“I loooooove trans people!”
“I fetishize trans people.”

“It’s so hard to switch pronouns.”
“Trans people are an inconvenience to me.”

“I don’t have a problem with trans people.”
“I have a problem with trans people.” 

If You Can’t Say All Of This, Unfollow Me Now

Even if you’re Agender : I love you
Even if you’re Anongender : I love you
Even if you’re Bigender : I love you
Even if you’re Cisgender : I love you
Even if you’re Demigender : I love you
Even if you’re Genderfluid : I love you 
Even if you’re Gender Neutral : I love you
Even if you’re Non-Binary : I love you
Even if you’re Omnigender : I love you
Even if you’re Pangender : I love you
Even if you’re Transgender : I love you

If you are anything in-between or outside of the gender-identities mentioned: I love you

  • Nonbinary person: hello friend I am nonbinary
  • Cisgender friend: ...but like... You're a chick, right? I mean... You've got chick parts!
  • Nonbinary person: don't you dare bring my poultry collection into this

I don’t believe in hating people because they are gay.

I don’t believe in hating people who are black. Or Hispanic. Or Asian.

I don’t believe in hating people who are trans.

BUT.

I also don’t believe in hating people who are straight.

I don’t believe in hating people who are white.

And I don’t believe in hating people who are cis.

Bottom line is, I DO NOT, in ANY WAY, believe in hating anyone at all– no matter what people of their race, religion, sexual orientation or what have you– for things that are beyond their control. No one should have to apologize for their entire race/gender/whatever. I don’t care if you’re a “cishet” or not, you shouldn’t have to apologize for something you personally did not do.

Sincerely, a Tumblr user who is fed up with seeing hate towards every single member of a certain people group for what people who just so happened to be a part of that group did.