Cis-Privilege is a thing

Cis Privilege is…

Not being abused in the street for your gender presentation

Not being refused housing by a Landlord because of your gender presentation

Not being turned down for a job because of your gender presentation

Not being refused access to changing rooms because of your gender presentation

Not being refused access to the bathroom that corresponds with your gender presentation

Not being refused medical assistance because of your gender presentation

Not being refused emergency shelter because of your gender presentation

Not being harassed by law enforcement because of your gender presentation

Not being portrayed as less than human by the media because of your gender presentation

Not having your legal rights ignored because of your gender presentation

Not having your abilities as a parent called in to question because of your gender presentation

Not being considered a threat to children because of your gender presentation

Not having your legal protections constantly challenged by people who profess the invalidity of your gender presentation

Not having your children grow up without you in their lives because of your gender presentation

Not having your family being told you were killed because of your gender presentationn

Denying that Cis-Privilege exists only hurts the vulnerable… those at risk from violence, homelessness and abuse. Those who deny Male-Privilege, White-Privilege, Class-Privilege, Straight-Privilege etc. are dismissed as bigoted, ill-educated, ignorant or toxic. How can it be denied that Cis-Privilege exists when someone’s Trans status puts us at a distinct disadvantage in the world?

If there is a place where cis-people live in constant fear of being physically assaulted, beaten or murdered every time they step out on the street for their gender presentation, I am deeply unaware of it.

Denying it says to the world that everything listed above is an acceptable way to treat Transpeople. Those actions only serve to excuse, or in many cases, deliberately incite harm to a vulnerable section of society. Like those who opposed women’s liberation, racial equality and same-sex marriage, you are on the wrong side of history, and the wrong side of humanity.

Tamz

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Filed under Cis, Gender, LGBT, Radfem, Radical Feminism, Trans, Trans abuse, trans issues, Trasngender

One response to “Cis-Privilege is a thing

  1. Reblogged this on Charissa's Grace Notes and commented:
    Pretty much nails it…

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