Monday, September 19, 2011

A Dis on CIS

I think I finally figured this one out this weekend. I dislike 'cis' because I think it is a fundamental right of all persons to name themselves. The term 'cis' was something placed on me and I have no emotional, historical or positive association with it. It would be like a non-trans person putting a random prefix on someone trans and saying "Here- I'm going to call you...(bizarre example) 'RE' from now on. The trans person thinks, 'Huh? What's that? I have no experience with that prefix and it sounds kinda yucky to me.' At this point it doesn't matter whether it comes from science, religion or outer space- it is unwanted and feels random. This is how 'cis' makes me feel. I'm happy with 'bio', 'non-trans' or 'fab' if you must.

Thanks for your consideration.


Post a Comment

<< Home