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  Cisgender   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cisgender (cis-, "on this side of, not across;" compare cisatlantic, cisalpine) is a neologism meaning "not transgender," that is, having a gender identity or performing in a gender role that society considers appropriate for one's sex.
Cisgender can be used in place of less accurate terms such as biological or genetic male or female since transgender people are also "biologically" (and not made from some non-biological material), while the "genetically"-argument fails when one considers the genetic variations present in intersex people.
The origination and use of cisgender can be compared to the reclamation of profane words and hate speech, such as nigger and queer.
www.gogoglo.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/ci/cisgender.html   (402 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Cisgender
Cisgender describes the process of gender identity development wherby men derive from bodies that are male and women derive from bodies that are female.
The word cisgender is rarely used outside transsexual-inclusive communities and thus, it is not often used to self-identify.
The potential implications of cisgender as a term to describe 'non-trans' people is that it lays the groundwork for a scenario where both trans women and cis women, or trans men and cis men, are equally valid in their identities and processes of becoming women or becoming men, respectively.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Cisgender   (800 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Cisgender   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cisgender (cis-, "on this side of, not across;" compare cisatlantic, cisalpine) is a neologism meaning "not transgender," i.e.
This is based upon the hypothesis that categorizing everyone will illustrate a difference between equal alternatives, whereas singling out the minority group implies some deviance, immorality or defect on the part of the labeled group.
The origination and use of cisgender can be compared to the reclamation of profane words and hate speech, such as nigger and queer.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ci/Cisgender   (241 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> cisgender   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In other words, a cisgender woman is someone who was female at birth, raised as a girl, and who identifies as a woman.
Using the term "biological female" or "genetic female" to describe cisgender women implies that transgender women are also not biologically female; since there is debate over whether transsexuality has a genetic or biological cause, some people may believe that transgender women are also biologically female.
The word cisgender is rarely used outside transsexual-inclusive communities and thus, it is not often used to self-identify.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/cisgender   (460 words)

  
 Cisgender - ZDNet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cisgender (IPA: [sɪs dʒɛn dɝ]) is an adjective neologism that means non-transgender.
The issue of cisgender and transgender is; complicated by the fact that the sex of an infant at birth is not based on a simple dichotomy of "male" or "female", as people are also born intersex.
The potential implications of cisgender as a term to describe 'non-trans' people is that it lays the groundwork for a scenario where both trans women and cis women, or trans men and cis men, are equally valid in their identities and processes of becoming women or becoming men, respectively.
www.zdnet.co.za /wiki/Cisgender   (1105 words)

  
 Do Not Call Me Cisgender. You Do Not Have My Permission To Name Me. « Uppity Biscuit
Cisgender is a neologism meaning “not transgender,”; that is, a gender identity or performance in a gender role that society considers to match or be appropriate for one’s sex.
Cisgender is not a name or identity that females, women as a class, have chosen for ourselves.
I would ask that it not be assumed that cisgender’s usage is universal in the trans communities; as at least two of it members replying to this post don’t use it.
uppitybiscuit.wordpress.com /2007/01/19/do-not-call-me-cisgender-you-do-not-have-my-permission-to-name-me   (1467 words)

  
 Cisgender - Psychology Wiki
"Cisgender" (IPA: [sɪs dʒɛn dɝ]) is a neologism in queer studies meaning "not transgender," that is, a gender identity or performance in a gender role that society considers to match or be appropriate for one's sex.
To call a cisgendered woman a "real woman" is exclusive of transwomen, who are considered within their communities to be "real" women, also.
Transgendered individuals are sometimes called trannies as a term of disparagement, and clipping cisgender in the same way creates the ironic pun cissies, a play off the derogative term sissy.
psychology.wikia.com /wiki/Cisgender   (502 words)

  
 Cisgendered?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cisgender (cis-, "on this side of, not across;" compare cisatlantic, cisalpine) is a neologism meaning "not transgender," i.e.
According to Donna Lynn Matthews, the term "cisgender" was first coined by Carl Buijs, a transsexual man, in 1995 (source: http://cydathria.com/ms_donna/tg_def.html).
By using the term "cissexual" and "cisgender," they de-centralize the dominant group, exposing it as merely one possible alternative rather than the "norm" against which trans people are defined.
www.trans-academics.org /community/index.php?topic=293.0   (732 words)

  
 Transgender Encyclopedia Article @ Unsatisfactory.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
"Cisgender" is sometimes used to refer to non-transgender persons, and refers to those individuals who identify themselves with the gender associated with their birth sex.
The terms "gender dysphoria" and "gender identity disorder" are used in the psychiatric and medical community to explain these tendencies as a psychological condition and the reaction to its social consequences.
There is, however, for both transgender and cisgendered individuals, an important relationship between their gender identity and sexual identity.
www.unsatisfactory.net /encyclopedia/Transgender   (3298 words)

  
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Cisgender from Latin cis and gender is a concept in queer studies that labels persons who are not transgendered as something other than simply "normal".
Cisgender was probably named by Carl Buijs, a transsexual man from the Netherlands, in 1995.
To call a cisgendered woman a "real woman" is exclusive of transwomen, who are considered within their communities to be "real" women, also.
www.transgenderzone.com /library/hl/fulltext/33.htm   (2421 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: cisgendered
Not transgender, that is, having a gender identity or gender role that society considers appropriate for the sex one was assigned at birth.
John is cisgendered, he just holds to his role as a stereotypical male.
The opposite of transgendered, someone who is cisgendered has a gender identity that agrees with their societally recognized sex.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=cisgendered   (219 words)

  
 Definitions
The term Cisgender was coined in 1995 by Carl Buijs, a female-to-male transsexual from the Netherlands.
The Cisgender Ideal states that all males are men and all females are women, implying that a transgender identity is not a real identification.
The Cisgender Ideal is at the root of all the oppression that we (the transgendered) face on a daily basis.
cydathria.com /ms_donna/tg_def.html   (1532 words)

  
 The Coming Out FAQ
Cisgendered people are males who live exclusively masculine lives and females who live exclusively in the feminine lifestyles.
Within society, "Transgender" most often means "Not Cisgendered" in that it is a broadly based term applied to anyone who's gender and sex do not fit the "Cisgender Ideal".
Most commonly this is a reference to males who try to deceive people into thinking they are female or females who ask people to believe they are male but Passing also applies to anyone who hides their transgender identity.
www.talkaboutsupport.com /group/alt.support.srs/messages/172953.html   (2818 words)

  
 LD Blake: Coming Out FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Transgender and Cisgender are states of identity that have little or no relationship to one's sexual preferences.
Cisgendered people are males who live exclusively masculine lives and females who live exclusively in the feminine lifestyles.
Within society, "Transgender" most often means "Not Cisgendered" in that it is a broadly based term applied to anyone who's gender and sex do not fit the "Cisgender Ideal".
www.start.ca /users/ldblake/comingoutfaq.htm   (2787 words)

  
 Homosexuality and transgender
But also transgender people who undergo some form of castration present a problem, as do cisgender people who lose, through accident or illness, their gonads.
In intersex people, non-functioning or useless gonads or gonads which do not fit the gender they are assigned to are also removed, raising the question of which state - the one with gonads or the later one without - is supposed to determine "sex" or "same- or different-ness".
Sometimes, non-intersex cisgender people also have to undergo a removal or reshaping of sex organs because of accident or illness.
www.anime.co.za /wiki/Homosexuality_and_transgender   (2139 words)

  
 Definition - A Feminist Weblog » Gender Roles vs. Sex vs. Gender Identity vs. Sexuality
However, any so-called “feminist” who defines women based on their bodies will not be considered truly feminist by me, because that is the same attitude utilized by the patriarchy to strip women of their identities.
No one would say a cisgender woman without a womb was no longer a woman if she’d had uterine cancer and had it removed.
Cisgender people are given a greater range of expression within the confines of the social gender role, although when they step outside of that box, their sexual orientation or, to a lesser extent, gender identity is often questioned.
www.melted-dreams.net /definition/2006/02/16/gender-roles-vs-sex-vs-gender-identity-vs-sexuality   (2524 words)

  
 eminism.org - Interchange   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
According to Donna Lynn Matthews, the term "cisgender" was first coined by Carl Buijs, a transsexual man, in 1995 (source: http://cydathria.com/ms_donna/tg_def.html).
I learned the words "cissexual," "cissexist," and "cisgender," from trans activists who wanted to turn the table and define the words that describe non-transsexuals and non-transgenders rather than always being defined and described by them.
By using the term "cissexual" and "cisgender," they de-centralize the dominant group, exposing it as merely one possible alternative rather than the "norm" against which trans people are defined.
eminism.org /interchange/2002/20020607-wmstl.html   (298 words)

  
 QueerWiki: CisGender   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cisgender is an adjective describing people who identify with the gender assigned to them at birth and their gender of rearing.
Many definitions of "cisgender" define a cisgender person as someone whose gender identity matches their primary sex characteristics.
If the intention is to make "cisgender" and "transgender" mostly-disjoint categories, the common definition is insufficient because it fails to account for the possibility of morphological change; under the common definition, post-GRS transsexuals are both cisgender and transgender.
queerwiki.org /wiki/CisGender   (214 words)

  
 LD Blake: About Sex and Gender   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The common thread running through both cisgender and transgender worlds, and through sex-change, crossdressing and crossliving, is that these are all issues of gender identity and body sex.
For a child who actually is cisgendered this is helpful; it provides them with guidance and early life training that aids their adult fit in the world.
Psychiatry, in believing that only cisgender identity is valid, may well have decried the "Woman in a male body" version of transgender identity but, as it turns out, that is the reality of it.
www.start.ca /users/ldblake/sexgen.htm   (5543 words)

  
 Welcome to The Bleachedskulls Homepage
When we say that a person is a man we usually don't just mean he has a penis, we are referring to an entire identity; this is why we have concepts about 'true men' and different levels of manliness and masculinity, because it isn't something you are just by being male.
Cisgender is what most people are; it refers to those that fit into our ideas about the relationship between sex and gender.
A person that is both male and a man is Cisgendered, and a person that is both female and a woman is Cisgendered.
www.bleachedskulls.com /~articles/~politics/gender.htm   (1285 words)

  
 Homosexuality and transgender at AllExperts
The straight XY-woman from the example above would be still be "homosexual" since she was born with testes, a man with Klinefelter's only if he was in a relationship with a man (or rather, with a person who also has testes).
But also transgender people who undergo some form of castration present a problem, as do cisgender people who lose, through accident or illness, their gonads.
In intersex people, non-functioning or useless gonads or gonads which do not fit the gender they are assigned to are also removed, raising the question of which state - the one with gonads or the later one without - is supposed to determine "sex" or "same- or different-ness".
en.allexperts.com /e/h/ho/homosexuality_and_transgender.htm   (2156 words)

  
 Life, Law, Gender: Naming Ourselves
You Do Not Have My Permission To Name Me." While I have some blog friends who identify as cisgender, I would never presume to refer to Uppity Biscuit by that term now that I know she doesn't like it.
Jan 31, 2007 5:36:37 PM The debate over the use of "Cisgender" is something of a puzzle.
Cisgender is to transgender what straight is to gay.
musingsonlifelawandgender.typepad.com /life_law_gender/2007/01/naming_ourselve.html   (1888 words)

  
 Donna's Philosophy
Her article is titled About Sex and Gender and in it she challenges the cisgender ideal with the notion that ‘sex’ (body parts) and ‘gender’ (identity) are not inexorably linked.
The Cisgender Ideal is rooted in the notion that gender is a binary system: meaning that there are two fairly rigid categories — ‘men’ and ‘women’ — and anything else is unthinkable.
The Cisgender Ideal is a philosophy — a belief system ingrained in our society — and for this reason, it is dangerous.
cydathria.com /ms_donna/philosophy.html   (6100 words)

  
 Phalloplasty information - Search.com
A complete (re-)construction of a penis is done on both cisgendered men who have lost their penis through either illness or accidents, and transmen, that is, female-to-male transgendered or transsexual people.
The basic procedures are the same, although surgery on cisgendered men is usually a lot simpler, since the urethra still ends in the front of the genital area, whereas the urethra of transmen ends near the vaginal opening and has to be lengthened considerably.
The lengthening of the urethra is the most difficult part of phalloplasty, and also the one where most complications occur.
domainhelp.search.com /reference/Phalloplasty   (533 words)

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