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1. Identifying as having a gender that corresponds to the sex one has been assigned at birth; not transgender.
2. Of or relating to cisgender people.
A person who is cisgender.

[cis- + gender (on the model of transgender).]
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Tal desdobramento do dispositivo de sexualidade mostra-se como mais uma estrategia biopolitica de tentativa de captura dos corpos que subvertem o imperativo cissexual.
Recognizing the links between gender normativity and heteronormativity requires us to address the extent to which policing of sex and gender functions to construct gender anxiety and cissexual privilege (the assumption that the sex assigned at birth is somehow more natural and genuine, see Serano 2007), to propagate genderism (the pervasive and systemic belief in the naturalness and superiority of gender normative, see Airton 2009, 132) and to marginalize gender variant and transgender people (Whittle, Turner, & Al-Alami 2007).
Consider a partial list of technical terms that the New Egalitarians employ that are either not part of everyday parlance or used in a specialized way: ally, appropriation, cisethnic, cissexual, domination, erasure, intersectionality, kyriarchy, lived experience, mansplaining, marginalization, microagression, patriarchy, rhizome, subaltern, tokenism, triggering, victim blaming, white supremacy, whiteness.
Both positions reaffirm a patriarchal, cisgender, cissexual system of power through sexist assumptions of 'biologically' sanctioned male physical dominance and 'innate' female physical lack.
Gender-bending was OK until it was labeled gay, until HIV, until toddlers with drawn-on eyebrows scared their parents, which leads me to polysexuality, the trans world, cissexual assumption, and though not mainstream, pansexuality, which Shulie thought was coming and may be coming still which leads me back to homophobia, xenophobia, anorexia, mania, which leads me to schizophrenia from which Shulie suffered--which leads me to her delusion--people hiding behind masks made of their very own faces, which sounds poetic and apt to me--which leads me to mascara which leads me to Louis Sass's definition of the schizophrenic as one who is acutely aware of the inauthenticities and compromises of normal social existence-- which leads me to, of all people, F.