Today I finally learned what the word “cisgender” means. I had seen it used on various gender-related blogs, but I never bothered to Google it before.
Cisgender (pronounced sis-gender) is a term used to describe someone who identifies with the gender they were born with, or in other words, the opposite of transgender. I was born female and I’m comfortable being female, so I’m cisgender. Sweet! The word will come in handy if I’m ever discussing gender identity, as it’s a good neutral term.
I much prefer thinking of people as either transgender or cisgender to thinking of them as either transgender or normal – rather than setting transgender people apart as abnormal, it’s just two different types of gender identity.
And that’s Something I Learned On The Internet!