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Being in the majority isn't marginalization.

by BecomingLuke on July 28, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


Being apart of a fairly small marginalized community, we have to rely on allies to get much of anywhere simply because they are louder and taken more seriously.
In the recent days a couple of people in the trans community by choice have decided that being called cisgender is derogatory and that they don't like it. Cisgender (cis) is just a term that is used to state that someone's gender identity and their biological sex match up. It can also just mean 'comfortable in skin'
A couple of people needed to be reminded that just because they are an anomaly in our group that that doesn't mean they lose their privilege as a cis person out in the 'real world'

(I also recently learned that there's a derogatory term for straight people but I won't get into that just because I think it's incredibly funny)

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