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Banning the term "cis"

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OlennasWimple Wed 06-Jul-16 23:36:24

Apologies if this had already been done, but can MNHQ consider banning the term "cis", given how horrifically offensive so many users of MN find it?

I don't think I need to set out the background and reasoning to this request (but can do so if it would help!)

EatShitDerek Wed 06-Jul-16 23:38:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AllTheFluffyAnimals Wed 06-Jul-16 23:41:35

That's ridiculous. It's not used to piss you off, it's used only in context to describe someone assigned to the gender they identify with because writing cis is quicker.

Being offended by cis is like demanding straight pride day imo.

Starspread Wed 06-Jul-16 23:43:00

I'm with AllTheFluffyAnimals. I'm genuinely puzzled about why people find offence in this.

PortiaCastis Wed 06-Jul-16 23:43:42

Agree, ridiculous label for women we are better than labels we dont need abloodynother one

Starspread Wed 06-Jul-16 23:44:54

Seriously, the only reason it exists is so we're not stuck having to say 'trans people and not-trans people'. Nobody much needed a word for straight/heterosexual until there was more awareness and discussion of sexuality. Same thing here.

LineyReborn Wed 06-Jul-16 23:45:16

I'd be happy to see it not used on MN.

Stylingwax Wed 06-Jul-16 23:45:18

I had never heard of it before Mumsnet and think it's totally odd. I have no issues with anyone being anything or living in any way, quite happy for anyone to use the ladies or the men's toilets who think they should be there and wear and sleep with whoever the fuck they want, but I do just think of myself as a woman cos I was born with a vagina and am fine with that. Can't say whether in my head I feel like a woman because I've never been a man so wouldn't know the difference.

EatShitDerek Wed 06-Jul-16 23:46:15

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PhilPhilConnors Wed 06-Jul-16 23:47:01

I'm not happy that a perfectly good "man" and "woman" that has worked well for thousands of years is now being redefined because of a very vocal minority.
I am a woman, I will not ever refer to myself as cis. Silly, made up word that it is.
There are already ways to define trans people, why should those of us who aren't trans change our definition?

milkbottle Wed 06-Jul-16 23:47:40

If we are banning the term 'cis' please can we also ban transphobia. I see a lot of it around here.

PortiaCastis Wed 06-Jul-16 23:48:03

I don't want to be referred to as cis. I strongly dislike the word.

RJnomore1 Wed 06-Jul-16 23:48:18

What's up with woman or man? Why the need for a prefix?

DonkeyOaty Wed 06-Jul-16 23:48:19

I don't like it and would entreat HQ to discourage use of cis.

There is a perfectly good word already in existence. Woman.

EatShitDerek Wed 06-Jul-16 23:48:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

YouMakeMyDreams Wed 06-Jul-16 23:49:20

But you don't need to say trans not trans because there is no need for the word not. A woman is a woman it needs no further words added to make it clearer.
How come everyone that supports it is so keen on not offending trans people but are happy to use what is a highly offensive term to a lot of people. I'm for a ban.

PurpleDaisies Wed 06-Jul-16 23:49:40

I absolutely do not want to be referred to as cis and I'd report anyone calling me a cis-woman for deletion.

No one should redefine women as cis-women just because trans women exist.

CoteDAzur Wed 06-Jul-16 23:49:58

"It's not used to piss you off, it's used only in context to describe someone assigned to the gender they identify with because writing cis is quicker."

I'm not trans but I also don't "identify with" the feminine gender.

Yes, it actually is offensive for you to assume that if we don't think we are men, we must love the societal delusion called gender, which says women must all love pink and sparkly shit, gossip, cry easily, love makeup and dresses etc.

DonkeyOaty Wed 06-Jul-16 23:50:25

Obvs this thread will turn into une fight de bun as the French don't say. Sigh.

PortiaCastis Wed 06-Jul-16 23:50:36

No need for a prefix, woman is adequate. Who made up cis anyway?

RJnomore1 Wed 06-Jul-16 23:52:17

What's wrong with kale?

mineallmine Wed 06-Jul-16 23:52:30

I would love to see the word banned. I am a woman, no more, no less. I don't need to redefine myself.

iminshock Wed 06-Jul-16 23:52:37

Yes I agree op

omri Wed 06-Jul-16 23:52:51

Sorry- but what's cis?? confused missed that thread apparently ! Never heard of it

YourPerception Wed 06-Jul-16 23:53:44

I don't identify with being known as cis either.

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