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yadre

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Been awake... *checks watch* an hour and a half and I've already seen "normal" used as an adjective for cisgender.  Thanks, internet!
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Added: 5 years, 6 months ago
 
XavierTehFurry
5 years, 6 months ago
^w^
yadre
5 years, 6 months ago
I thought that was a happy emoticon?  Have I been reading it wrong all this time?  XD
XavierTehFurry
5 years, 6 months ago
Um, this isn't a good thing? I thought it meant that more people are calling you a she like you want. x.x
yadre
5 years, 6 months ago
No, it means that when differentiating between transgender and cisgender, people refer to cisgender women as "real women" or "normal women," which implies that I (and every other transwoman) am "not a real woman" or "not normal."
XavierTehFurry
5 years, 6 months ago
Oh, okay. Sorry. (people are dicks)
yadre
5 years, 6 months ago
No worries,  I shouldn't be sarcastic in a textual medium x3
Khzhak
5 years, 6 months ago
*blink*

*looks up definition of cisgender*

Oh, I see.  I wouldn't call it strictly normal per sé, but I would say 'generally more socially acceptable' and lump in the implication that society in general is stodgy and old fashioned in how it generally perceives things.  From our previous discussions, I hope you know my opinion well enough to know that I'm trying to be honest, and not insult, but with topics like this, honesty tends to insult, even with a heavy mound of diplomacy burying it.

EDIT: typographical error.  And this note.
yadre
5 years, 6 months ago
That wasn't what was happening in the discussion I was reacting to. Cisgender was being explicitly defined as "normal" as a way to differentiate it from transgender. Or rather, cisgender wasn't being treated as a category in the same way transgender is. There was "normal" and then there was transgender. It's a pretty common expression of privilege.
Khzhak
5 years, 6 months ago
yeah, I kinda figured that.  people like that need to have normal turned on its ear for a day, just to see alternate viewpoints.
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