But what does the cis part mean? Is it an abbreviation, or an anagram? I tried asking someone once and nearly got my head bit off. and I'm an ally, no less. If no one explains it, no wonder it feels excluding...@Anonymous
The definition of “cis” is:
Denoting or relating to a molecular structure in which two particular atoms or groups lie on the same side of a given plane in the molecule, in particular denoting an isomer in which substituents at opposite ends of a carbon–carbon double bond are on the same side of the bond.
It literally means that you identify your gender as it was assigned at birth.
And look, no wonder you got your head bitten off. If you google ‘cisgender’ there’s a whole Wikipedia page about it! It’s not anyone’s job to educate you, you have to do that yourself. Just because some people will take the time to explain something to you (like I am now), doesn’t mean that you’re entitled to it whenever you don’t understand a term. Don’t call yourself an ally if you’re getting your knickers in a twist because you’re too lazy too google something. It’s really not that complicated.
I googled it when I didn’t know what it meant, so you can too.