im not even sorry but saying you hate cis people is like saying you hate breathing.
no see the key difference is that breathing keeps us alive while cis people do literally the opposite
Um… Miss Keef, am I to understand from this reblog that you echo the previous commenter’s sentiments?
You’re missing an e in my name, and yes, so long as transition medicine is artificially gatekept, workplace discrimination persists, and walking-while-trans is a crime, the net effect of the existence of cis people is to reduce the life-expectancy of trans people. That was the relevant point I was reblogging.
Anyway, I think LookAtThisFuckingCisGender—and by extension, you—might be a little too vehement with your point. I agree that trans people need greater protection from discrimination and access to transitional medicine, but the fact remains that straight people far outnumber trans. I fail to see how hating straight people—a demographic which often contains friends and family members of trans individuals—for the bigotry of some straight people helps anyone.
I also take exception to the suggestion that my mere existence is somehow doing someone harm.
Yeahhhhhhh, if you can’t tell the difference between straight and cis, you probably should be taking some prerequisite courses before trying to play at this level.
And it’s not you personally, it’s you in aggregate, much like when a criticism of feminists is levied, it’s not singling out every single feminist, (me included) just a hegemonic tendency.
Really? Because I’ve only ever heard the pronoun “cis” on Tumblr, and it always seemed to me to be talking about straight people. By all means, if you find my ignorant, enlighten me.
Well, while I’m sorry that your introduction to an excellent non-normative descriptor was through the often festering-identity-left-shithole more commonly known as tumblr, instead of, say, Julia Serano’s excellent book Whipping Girl, cis refers to the relationship between one’s identified and assigned sexes being the same. John Waters is cis. The President is cis. Rachel Maddow is cis (though I don’t imagine you’ll catch her using the word anytime soon unlike Melissa Harris-Perry, who is also cis). You can be cis and gay or bi or any other flavour of aheterosexuality out there, just as I’m trans and a lesbian… all at the same time.
Now, current best evidence leads us to believe that the majority of cis people are straight, this is true (and interestingly, not true in the trans community, where slightly less than a quarter of trans people are attracted to people of the opposite [identified] sex), and straight cis people are, through the confluence of heteronormativity and cisnormativity, the presumed societal default, (hence frequent useage of cis-het in compound or two-word form, though I find it’s often in use by people who have internalized arguments that somehow if they’re one kind of queer, they can’t hate another kind, and I’ve seen too many heterosexist trans people and way too many cissexist cisGLB folk to believe that for a second) this does not mean that to be cis is to be straight.
Hope that helped.