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to think Mumsnet should delete posts in which women are called cis

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violetsarentblue Tue 17-Nov-15 22:21:21

I (and I imagine quite a lot of women on here) are fed up with being referred to as cis. I find the term deeply insulting.
I'm a woman and prefer to be addressed as a 'woman', not a cis woman.

I noticed MN are quick to delete posts where transgender people are called 'he' instead of 'she', because that group of people find the term insulting and MN don't want to offend.

Generally we delete posts in which people persistently refuse to refer to people by the pronoun (he/she; him/her) by which they’ve asked to be referred, out of respect for that individual’s wishes.

Please - could we have the same depth of consideration for our wishes?

Thank you.

anothernumberone Tue 17-Nov-15 22:22:03

Agreed. I am a woman.

WorraLiberty Tue 17-Nov-15 22:23:21

I'm fed up of the. whole. fucking. subject.

If I had a bottle of laxatives in one hand and a can of polish in the other, I still couldn't give a shiny shit.

NotAWhaleOmeletteInSight Tue 17-Nov-15 22:23:29


IoraRua Tue 17-Nov-15 22:23:55

Its like referring to non-autistic people as neurotypical. It's to avoid simply saying normal.

Can't say I care much either way, so yabu, I guess.

howtorebuild Tue 17-Nov-15 22:24:32

Isn't there a site stuff thread on this subject?

Oysterbabe Tue 17-Nov-15 22:24:48

I heard this term and discovered what it meant 10 minutes ago so not sure it's a big problem. Also I couldn't care less.

violetsarentblue Tue 17-Nov-15 22:24:52

But the subject isn't going away anytime soon.

Worral, I don't usually give a shiny shit either.
But I give a shit for this one.

WineSpider Tue 17-Nov-15 22:24:53

I agree with you OP.

GashleyCrumbTiny Tue 17-Nov-15 22:24:54

Cis is not an insult. You're being ridiculous.

TwoSmellyDogs Tue 17-Nov-15 22:25:10

I agree. It's shit, divisive and othering - all things MN comes down on (rightly) in other areas. It needs to stop.

Worra grin grin

DonaldTrumpsHairpiece Tue 17-Nov-15 22:25:27

What's a cis woman?

megletthesecond Tue 17-Nov-15 22:25:30

I'm not sure if bothers me tbh.

Fairylea Tue 17-Nov-15 22:26:02

I agree with you.

violetsarentblue Tue 17-Nov-15 22:27:14

Cis is not an insult. You're being ridiculous.

If a person/s sees it as insulting, then it IS insulting.

Would you also say a transgender person is being ridiculous for finding the term he instead of she insulting?

hiddenhome2 Tue 17-Nov-15 22:27:19

I agree, I think it's a horrible term.

Makes us sound like second class citizens or something.

U2HasTheEdge Tue 17-Nov-15 22:27:38

It bloody well is an insult.

usual Tue 17-Nov-15 22:28:41

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peckforton Tue 17-Nov-15 22:29:02

What is CIS

WorraLiberty Tue 17-Nov-15 22:28:55

MN is a crazy forum where people are judged on whether they remove skiddies with a bog brush or not.

If some random wants to call me a 'cis', I couldn't muster up an eye roll tbh.

howtorebuild Tue 17-Nov-15 22:29:57

I don't think it's an insult. I don't identify as a Cis Woman, I identify as a Woman and was born female and would like to be referred to as a Woman.

AliceInUnderpants Tue 17-Nov-15 22:30:04

If I had a bottle of laxatives in one hand and a can of polish in the other, I still couldn't give a shiny shit.

<snort> I have to work that one into my day tomorrow.

LittleBearPad Tue 17-Nov-15 22:30:23

The whole thing is phenomenally tedious but actually I'm sick of the whole Cis crap. I'm a woman - end of description.

lolalament Tue 17-Nov-15 22:30:51

What's a cis woman?

Cis basically means not lgbt. It's used because "normal" starts to imply that others are "abnormal". It can be used as an insult, in that cis people don't have to struggle with their identity, so it can be seen as being superior because of what non-cis people can go through.

Halfapintofgenius Tue 17-Nov-15 22:31:02

Yanbu. At. All.

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