Log in No account? For cis members, this will "Cissexual portugues" that we scrutinize our actions and motivations, as well as our investment in the systemic inequities that make transphobia and cissexism possible in our society. We believe that until cis people commit in good faith to doing this, widespread social change cannot occur. The About section also defines both cisgenderism and cissexism, which are two separate but obviously strongly interconnected things. In other words, cisgenderism is against people who do gender wrongcissexism is against people whose concept of their sex does not match what society assigned them at birth.
One can certainly be targeted by both, and often times the line is hard to draw. Just like with most oppressions, it's not cut and dry, and a matter of degrees. I think this is where some of the conflict with transphobic feminists come about.
A lot of the transphobic radical feminists visibly do not acceptably perform the gender woman. A lot of times, what they face could be called sexism. But in some cases, like the discrimination faced by a female-assigned-at-birth, woman-identified butch "Cissexual portugues" being masculine, we could well call it cisgenderism, due to the gender nonconformity of the butch in question. However, the butch still definitely has cissexual privilege, and is not oppressed by cissexism.
This is why it's crucial to talk about both cissexism and cisgenderism, how they interact with each other -- "Cissexual portugues" in trans people who are perceived as performing Cissexual portugues gender identity in societal acceptable ways getting more acceptance then trans people who are gender nonconforming in their gender identity, or have a non-binary gender identity.
All of Cissexual portugues are fine, but remember when posting and commenting to know where you fit, and what privileges you have and this goes for every other type of oppression, too. Part of privilege is that it's invisible; inevitably, sometimes we will all not see our privilege - it's how we respond to that being pointed out to us and how we change our privileged attitudes and actions that is more crucial.
I'm not sure i'm following--would like to understand. This is not Cissexual portugues place for that conversation - that conversation needs to happen in an Cissexual portugues trans space, where the voices of trans female people and genderqueer femmes are centered. Basically, that there are two strongly intertwined oppressions - cisgenderism and cissexism - that cis people benefit from, and that oppress trans and genderqueer people.
The direction of the community is for cis people to work on unpacking their cis privilege, which they get from being cisgender and cissexual.