Cisnormativity

Cisnormativity

(noun | cisnormative, adjective)

The normalizing of being cisgender; regarding transgender as an abnormality. This concept applies to behaviors as well as bodies. For example, a trans man may not want a phalloplasty because the surgical results will not look cisnormative enough for his comfort. The denial of fan theories about pop culture characters’ trans status is an act of cisnormativity.

e.g. Evelyn created a trans character that fit the cisnormative beauty standards for a woman.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

How health care systems and providers can address cisnormativity | Contemporary Ob/Gyn

Why the Binary?: Cisnormativity in Athletics | Augustana Digital Commons


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