What does Cisgender woman mean?
Cisgender (sometimes cissexual, often abbreviated to simply cis) is a term for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth.
For example, someone who identifies as a woman and was assigned female at birth is a cisgender woman.
The term cisgender is the opposite of the word transgender.
What is the difference between straight and CIS?
You are talking about you different things when you say ‘straight’ (sexuality) and ‘cisgender’ (gender identification). So, if you are a cis or trans man that likes women, you are straight. If you are a cis or trans man and like men, you are gay.
What are the 4 genders?
In English, the four genders of noun are masculine, feminine, common, and neuter.
- Masculine nouns refer to words for a male figure or male member of a species (i.e. man, boy, actor, horse, etc.)
- Feminine nouns refer to female figures or female members of a species (i.e. woman, girl, actress, mare, etc.)
When did Cisgender become a word?
“Cisgender” was coined in academic journal articles in the 1990s. It started to gain broader popularity from around 2007 when transgender theorist Julia Serano discussed it in her book Whipping Girl. Over the next decade, activists, scholars and online forums helped to, literally, spread the word.