cisgenderism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cisgender +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

cisgenderism (uncountable)

  1. cisgender attitudes and beliefs generally
    • 2016, Lyndsey Moon, Counselling Ideologies: Queer Challenges to Heteronormativity
      Confronting cisgenderism means asking our colleagues aloud why intersex babies' genitals are still being surgically altered at birth far below the age of informed consent, while women like Charlotte are routinely denied these surgeries.
    • 2016, Abbie E. Goldberg, The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies, page 232:
      Such assumptions can motivate expressions of cisgenderism such as retroactive misgendering (in which a person's past is described using language that disregards or contrasts with their current designation of their gender) []