i have catlike reflexes by which i mean i’m easily startled and freeze in place before sprinting out of the room when threatened
when you open a new tab and can’t remember why
when you close it and then remember why you opened it
when your son tricks you into driving him to a PowerLine Concert instead of a fishing trip
Should I choose the smoothest course, steady as the beating drum? Should I marry Kocoum? Is all my dreaming at an end?
Or do you still wait for me, dream giver?
The need for the word cisgender is extremely important. Cisgender is complementary and opposite to transgender, and the alternative to not having the word cisgender would be saying “trans people and normal people” which is incredibly degrading. Cis is not a bad word, it does not mean anything negative, it merely means the gender you identify as and the gender you were designated at birth match. Much like “Heterosexual” and “homosexual”, they are words to talk about a topic. Simply calling everyone “people” would be to ignore and erase the differences between us that make everyone unique, which is even more important because gender identity affects how people treat you, and trans people often face discrimination, harassment, and worst of all violence. Having words that don’t impart a value judgement to discuss these kinds of topics is crucial.