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What does the phrase cisgender mean?

What does the phrase cisgender mean?

Cis, short for cisgender (pronounced sis-gender, or just sis), is a term that means whatever gender you are now is the same as what was presumed for you at birth. This simply means that when a parent or doctor called you a boy or a girl when you were born, they got it right.

When did cisgender become a word?

“Cisgender” was coined in academic journal articles in the 1990s. It started to gain broader popularity from around 2007 when transgender theorist Julia Serano discussed it in her book Whipping Girl. Over the next decade, activists, scholars and online forums helped to, literally, spread the word.

Is cisgender a medical term?

While some commentators believe that the term cisgender is political correctness, medical academics use the term and have recognized its importance in transgender studies since the 1990s.

What do neopronouns mean?

Neopronouns are a category of new (neo) pronouns that are increasingly used in place of “she,” “he,” or “they” when referring to a person. Some examples include: xe/xem/xyr, ze/hir/hirs, and ey/em/eir.

What does bun Bunself mean?

– Typically, people will give you pronouns in a list meant to follow the she/her/herself and he/him/himself format. So if you see bun/bunself, then bun should work like she/he does and bunself should work like herself/himself does.

What does Zim Zir mean?

Gender pronouns: What do ze and zir mean? Ze, zir, zie and ze and are all gender pronouns – much like he/him, she/her and they/them – that some transgender, non-binary or gender-non-conforming people might use if gender neutral pronouns make them feel more comfortable.

What is FAE pronoun?

Thank you for asking! Fae/Faer pronouns are considered “neo pronouns” and can be used in singular form. For example, instead of “she,” say “fae.” This is different than they pronouns which use plural form. Fae is. They are.

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