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My name is: Michelle, but most people call me Dark online.
My gender-pronouns are: They/them/their.
I am: 27 years old, a feminist, an atheist, an omnivore, and an ISFJ.
The Feminist: Intersectional, body positive, pro-choice, and sex positive.
My privileged identities include: Female assigned at birth (FAAB trans* privilege), white, able-bodied, allistic (?), dyadic, monogamous.
My non-privileged/oppressed identities include: Gender-fluid, fat, gray-a, neuroatypical, and gay.
I have: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Dermatophagia, and Dermatillomania.
I like: Pets & animals, animal welfare, pet care & pet care education, ~*SCIENCE!*~, anatomy & physiology, roleplaying, anime/manga, computer & video games, rock & metal music.
sorry by saying my gender matches my sex could come off as rude I’m sorry! My gender is she/her/girl my sex is female. I don’t like stereotypical girly things though, and I prefer to look more androgynous than like a girl does this still mean I am cis? I’m so confused!
Cis means that you identify as your birth assigned gender. Aka, the doctor said “It’s a girl!” when you were born and you indeed grew up to identify as a girl. Transgender is when you do not identify as your birth assigned gender. Aka, the doctor said “It’s a girl!” and you grew up to identify as a boy or a non-binary individual.
I’m sort of confused about what you’re asking, though. What are you looking for? You’d just refer to us as transgender people or trans* people? I don’t know if I’m misunderstanding your question.
In your last post you mentioned that third gendering is wrong. Can you please explain that? Thanks!
If you make trans* people a separate group from men and women, you’re saying that trans men aren’t men and trans women aren’t women, which is wrong. There are certainly trans* people who are non-binary, but a lot of them aren’t, and so making them their own special category from the “normal” men and women is wrong.
Council of Europe tells 29 member countries coerced sterilization of transgender people is a major human rights abuse, urges action
Twenty-nine countries in Europe are insisting transgender people are sterilized before their true gender is recognized in law.
That represents a major abuse of human rights and must stop, says a new report from the Council of Europe.
In many European countries, sterilization or sex reassignment surgery or both are a requirement for the country to legally recognize a transgender person in his or her new gender.
While gender reassignment surgery may incidentally cause someone to become sterile, some countries also insist on sterilization.
Richard Köhler, policy and capacity officer for Transgender Europe (TGEU) told Gay Star News: ‘Forced sterilization is a reality for a lot of trans people in a lot of countries. Trans people are the only group in Europe who are prescribed by law to go through sterilization.
‘The debates have shown conservatives are really afraid of the “pregnant man” so they want to insist on sterilization.’
While some people want full gender reassignment surgery, others recognize the operations are complicated and can be traumatic and either don’t want to complete that process or are not capable of doing so.
But by insisting on full sterilization before you can be legally registered with your true, new gender identity the rules at present deny people the right to decide what they do with their own bodies.
With that knowlege, we can assume that Trans women’s brains are also more structurally like a straight ciswomen’s. As you can see gender isn’t something that can be defined by one specific thing. It’s also cognitive, biological, genetic etc. Again, I’m going to point all of you in the direction of the Joan/John case if you don’t believe we are prewired in our gender identities (there are some pretty good documentaries on it). That goes for ANY and ALL genders though. Not just male/female.
I love science.
most people prefer the terms “transgender”, “trans”, or “trans*” as they are more inclusive and not as socially stigmatized. I am not aware of there being any difference at all between “cisgender” and “cissexual”.