Cisgender Response Free Essay Example

Term “cisgender”

 

Personally, I’ve never heard of the term “cisgender” before taking this class. I think that it is a relatively new definition that was created due to new social influences, culture, media or other mainstreams. After reading one of the assigned media posts for this week that discuss this term, and after viewing the online material about gender fluidity/gender non-binary individuals, I think that the word “cisgender” was born to grasp the society’s attention and to insist on new identity. To me, “cisgender” is not a term but a label. Of course, we live in stressful rapidly changing world and everyday people face with new terms, definitions, and things in life. After reading the article I found that the word “cisgender” means an opposite to the word “transgender.” The prefix ‘cis’ means something similar, on the same side. Cisgender is referred to people whose own gender and expression matches with their sex from birth. Katherine Connor Martin, director of U.S. Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, explains, “In the past few years, ‘cisgender’ has gone from being a relatively specialized word to one which is commonly used in mainstream publications without any comment, and is a notable addition to the general vocabulary of English” (advocate.com). But many people, including me, haven’t heard this word before; today, it is a relatively new term and for me the term “cisgender” seems to be an unhelpful, stupid, or even “empty” definition. But on the other hand, it is a part of “gender conversation” (advocate.com); daily, we interact with different people, search the internet, interact with media so it is no wonder that we face with new, specific words like this. But for some people the word “cisgender” can become insulting so it is important to consider the environment and surrounding in which you use this term.

Works Cited:

Brydum, Sunnivie. “The true meaning of the word ‘Cisgender’” https://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/07/31/true-meaning-word-cisgender

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