Thursday, July 28, 2016

Cisgender: A Word of Confusion

The sexual revolution advocates have coined another word to try to explain their confused stance on gender. The word is cisgender.

A Yahoo search for "gender" yields pictures at the top of the page. The pictures are symbols of what, male and female, what else? But soon the pictures may be a hodge-podge of newly made symbols that reflect Western society's growing befuddlement.

Back to cisgender. What does it mean? Basically, it means normal. Some synonyms for normal are sane, natural, and standard. We already have the word normal and its synonyms in usage. Why was this new word coined?

This is the Wikipedia explanation for cisgender: "people whose experiences of their own gender agree with the sex they were assigned at birth."

Some people are confused, if we need new words to explain the norm. That people are born male and female is a biological reality. It is not a gender assignment. Gender cannot be chosen. Normal also means sane. Western socially is in dire need of a good dose of saneness.

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