Added to my compilation of articles like these called “SIS not cis”
So yes, I’m writing another – another – post on the word “cis”. Everybody quake in fear! But I’ve had so many useful comments, which have given me so much food for thought, that I’d like to get them all out and see what happens.
The other reason is the previous post is based on personal pain. It was, as these things are, read as competitive. I felt hurt; other people felt hurt. This is an attempt to be more dispassionate and to explain why, as far as I can see, the term “cis” isn’t working – and why we need to allow non-trans women to define themselves on their own terms:
1 Cis is not a necessary alternative to trans
Many people find it hard to see what is wrong with this statement:
But what if someone said this:
“anyone not Muslim is…
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