What Does Being “Cis” Mean For A Woman?

Caroline Criado-Perez

Today I got a bit cross. I do that occasionally. I have been watching the non-binary versus feminism wars getting increasingly heated and thinking, one day, I’ll write a considered post on this. It is an important issue that deserves my time and effort – but it is such an important issue that it deserves time and effort that I simply don’t have today. So days go by and I say nothing. I tweet out articles by women far more cogent and intelligent than I am. I endorse them in the strongest possible terms. But it doesn’t feel enough. I feel like I’m ducking my feminist duty: the duty for women to SPEAK. To not feel scared and cowed. To not suffocate under the weight of not saying anything until that mythical perfect moment when all her ducks are in a row, when the sun is at the right point…

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2 thoughts on “What Does Being “Cis” Mean For A Woman?

  1. “calling a girl cis isn’t sexist, it’s a biological term, not a slur”

    I love how they use a slur in order to explain away another slur.

    Also, how could “cis” be a biological term when it’s usually defined through gender??

  2. As I read “his” comments, I heard an overwhelming and consistent noise; a toilet flushing.
    Apparently, his acrid hatred of women can barely be contained.
    Thanks to Twit ter for limiting characters….but certainly not the right ones.
    Every time I see this vile hatred towards women it only firms up my position that the revolution has yet to come and I know who my enemies are.
    Thanks again for writing a beautifully worded, true-to -the-cause piece. I support you 150%.

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