Eric wrote:It must be said, hypocrisy is not among the seven deadly sins.
Of course it isn't. It's not a terrible thing. But I prefer honesty, always.
The Original BJ wrote: But here you have made an argument that, dare I say it, I hear often in America, particularly among many spokespeople for the most conservative arm of American culture. It can be applied to many minority groups -- "if blacks consider themselves equal to whites, why do they need affirmative action?" or "if gays argue that they're no different than straights, why do they need pride parades?"
ITALIANO wrote:I probably wouldn't correct them openly... This probably means alot to them, though I'm sure that the most intelligent among them know that the problem lies elsewhere, that it's not a question of terms (I dont like "transgender" too much, even). And while I know that it's not easy, they should be the first not to see themselves as different in any way. (In some societies they arent considered different at all, actually. And guess what? In these societies the word "cisgender" doesn't exist).
ITALIANO wrote:Well, neologism in the sense that some have started using it only recently... Or is it a word that you have been using for the last 20 years?
rolotomasi99 wrote:Unlike my sexual orientation (homosexual), there is nothing in my brain that identifies my gender.
The Original BJ wrote:ITALIANO wrote:The point is that transgendered shouldn't be persecuted, and creating the world "cisgendered" is only a hypocrite way of facing this issue - it's like looking elsewhere.
Please let me know how I should correct any transgendered friends next time they unironically use the word "cisgendered" so as best to display my respect for them. I definitely don't want them to be engaging in hypocrisy.
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