Sexologist John Money introduced the terminological distinction between biological sex and gender as a rolein 1955. Before his work, it was uncommon to use the word gender to refer to anything but grammatical categories. However, Money’s meaning of the word did not become widespread until the 1970s, whenfeminist theory embraced the distinction between biological sex and the social construct of gender. Today, the distinction is strictly followed in some contexts, especially the social sciences and documents written by the World Health Organization(WHO).

So when someone uses the term “cisgender” - they are using construct built on construct.


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    I’m going to throw this out there, I think that comparing it to the “N-word” is a bit extreme and I personally have no...
  2. mankindglobalmedia reblogged this from snow-anne and added:
    It’s not sidestepping. "Gender" is a Feminist construct. Therefore, “cisgender” is also a construct, by extension.
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    You’re a tosser. The N-word was, if memory serves right, a slur invented by an oppressive majority to dehumanize an...
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    Oh, Jesus. This is tiresome. I’ll ignore the temptation to Fisk each of these points in turn, and just cut straight to...
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    I cannot for the life of me understand why the word cisgender upsets so many cis people. Or why they seem to think it’s...
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    Wow. So this cis whiner is the worst. I cannot believe people are offended when labelled with cis (and not because they...
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    I’m not a fucking CIS, I’m a man, I was born a man I’m glad to be a man. You call me CIS you’re nothing but a piece of...
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    Wow, excuse the fuck out of language for fulfilling it’s main purpose of making it easier for humans to communicate and...
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