SL Letter of the Day: Can't Help You

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what does "cis" mean?
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ROM: Opposite of "trans". As in, you're not a man trapped in a woman's body, or vice versa.
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Thanks. So, if you're a man trapped in a man's body, or a woman trapped in a woman's body, then you're "cis"?
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Only if you're TRAPPED there. If you're there willingly, then you're squatting.

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SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH
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Who are these people who have to make sex this complicated??? Jesus, SWAP, just go fuck something and stop wasting Dan's time! Yeesh...
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But I don't understand why 'cis' is a bad word? I mean, in a world where trans people are starting to really come out, doesn't there need to be a word for... 'not' transgendered? I mean, sorry, but it's kinda bullshit of you would say you'd prefer we call cis people 'normal'. But if you tell me what you'd prefer instead of 'cis' that's fine with me. I just consider 'cis' to be like the 'straight' of gender, and I do think the word 'straight' is necessary.
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Well, not that Dan reads these, but if people feel similar to Dan then feel free to answer. :)
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The problem with "cis" is that by using it, you are endorsing the idea of a societally-defined "right" gender. Much like straight vs. gay, it reduces people to labels and actions. The alternative in all cases is not the creation of new categories (two-spirits, anyone?) but a willingness to get to know individuals and to love all people. That's much harder than a prefix!

Meanwhile BruceWang, using "normal" to describe 80+% of a population is not bullshit. Our culture's forced conformity and fear of difference is bullshit, as are our rigid, anachronistic, and oppressive gender roles. You must first create a non-oppressive world within your mind before you can understand why cis is bullshit.