cisnormativity

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cis- +‎ normativity

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cisnormativity (plural not attested)

  1. (LGBT, neologism) The assumption that a normal person's gender identity is the same as their sex assigned at birth.
    • 2012, Matthew Heinz, “Transmen on the Web: Inscribing Multiple Discourses”, in Karen Ross editor, The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media, John Wiley & Sons, 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 Fall, Einar Ragnar Jónsson, “Why Feminism Needs to be Trans-Inclusive or: The Bodily Consequences of Cisnormativity”, Bluestockings, 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.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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