Naming what is non-trans
, notus, emerges from a very particular necessity of understanding with increasing clarity that the insufficiency of what people say we ought to be has to do, above all, with the refusal of locating themselves, of saying who they are when talking about us, considering that these are the people who mostly talk about us, on our behalf: if we name them "cis", it is to better understand the view of those who first granted us existence, the view that, nowadays, is starting to allow us to exist.
Research on the sexual health of trans women (male-to-female spectrum transgender people), has focused primarily on sexual response and satisfaction after initiating hormone treatment or undergoing genital surgery, or on HIV-related sexual risk among trans women sexually active with cisgender (cis, i.e., non-trans
Some contributors address what is lacking in this type of research, acknowledging that existing studies mainly focus on white, urban, educated, middle-class, non-trans
, self-identifying gay and lesbian people without major health challenges.
"Besides the goal of making trans people comfortable, I wanted to make Cis people (non-trans
people) feel uncomfortable with any kind of whispering or behind-the-back questioning," Soloway adds.
Spoon's and Coyote's vulnerability on the stage and on the page offer an opportunity for non-trans
readers to open their hearts and minds a little wider.
The neologisms 'cisgender' and 'cissexual' have come into popular usage as a way to discuss non-trans
people in a way that does not privilege their modes of being and identifications with an assigned sex as natural and normal.
Java toll roads in Java include the Cileunyi--Sumedang--Dawuan in West Java, Yogyakarta--Solo in Central Java, and Probolinggo--Banyuwangi in East Java.
We have critiqued how the diagnostic criteria of Gender Identity Disorder produces a fiction of a naturalized, untroubled binary gender identity for non-trans
people, including a gender-appropriate childhood filled with gender-appropriate toys, role plays and friends.
Key theoretical rifts include divergent conceptions of trans subjects held by non-trans
feminists, divergent and hierarchical relationships between transgender and transsexual persons, divergent and conflicting complaints about gender intelligibility, divergent emphases on sameness and difference in theorizing trans experiences and identities, and divergent attributions of gender and sexual embodiment to nature and to psychosocial factors.
As an artist, Arsenault wanted the chance to construct her own narrative rather than a non-trans
person attempting to understand the experience of being transsexual: "Whenever I read trans narratives, I always feel that there is this thing at the end of a narrative--there's a little bow--a starting point and an end point ...
While the film arrives at no facile conclusions, the discussions and dialogues engendered on the journey bring trans identity into much sharper focus and situate gender as an issue that all folks, trans and non-trans
, must grapple with in increasingly complex ways.
In addition to these often-painful emotions, a partner's transition can also result in an identity crisis for the non-trans