cisnormativity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cis- +‎ normativity

Noun[edit]

cisnormativity (uncountable)

  1. (LGBT, neologism) The view that all people are cissexual, i.e. have a gender identity that is the same as their biological sex.
    • 2012, Matthew Heinz, "Transmen on the Web: Inscribing Multiple Discourses", in The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media (ed. Karen Ross), John Wiley & Sons (2012), ISBN 9781444338546, page 336:
      The erasure of transpeople's experiences can be understood, at least partially, as a function of the hegemony of cisnormativity.
    • 2012, Einar Ragnar Jónsson, "Why Feminism Needs to be Trans-Inclusive or: The Bodily Consequences of Cisnormativity", Bluestockings, Fall 2012, page 41:
      These are the bodily consequences of cisnormativity—the prevalent and presumptuous assumption that cissexuality is the only acceptable and legible form of gender identity—which show us why, when we engage in feminist activism and inquiry, we must be trans-inclusive in our efforts to ensure that every human being deserves decency and justice when wronged.
    • 2013, Bailey Dineen, "My Queer Rage", The Cornell Daily Sun (Cornell University), Volume 130, Number 34, 11 October 2013, page 7:
      It was cisnormativity (the assumption that every individual identifies with the gender to which they were assigned at birth) and heteronormativity (the assumption that everyone is attracted to members of the opposite sex) that made me deny myself of my own experiences with gender and sexuality for 20 years of my life — 20 years that I will never get back.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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