‘Cisgender’ has been added to the OED

The compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary might have viewed it as just another word, but for people who have spent their lives fighting for the equal treatment of transgender people, it represents much more than that.

The term “cisgender” has entered the pages of the historic dictionary for the first time, meaning that the vast majority of people who identify with the gender on their birth certificate now have an official “definition” – not just those who do not.

Acknowledging that the language of gender is changing and that the word has now entered common parlance, the dictionary defines cisgender as “designating a person whose sense of personal identity corresponds to the sex and gender assigned to him or her at birth”.

Read more: The Independent

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

3 + one =