[Meta]: Understanding "di-gender" and "bi-gender".
Cisnormativity uses di-gender to signify the structure of a social-institutional order organized around two principal dialects of gender. Bi-gender meanwhile signifies an individual whose articulations of gender varies between feminine and masculine — germane in particular to geographies where a di-gendered social-institutional order is present. A bi-gender person visiting a tri-gender social...
[Blog] Foundation: defining gender →
The privilege of geographies.
HYPOTHESIS: The reach of one’s social-institutional-economic privilege is ultimately inverse to the proximal politics of geography with which one must critically concern themselves. An individual who is denied social-institutional-economic privileges is preoccupied foremost by confronting political geographies of the body, then the private self, then the home, and then the neighbourhood. ...
Gender — [noun].
“A primeval, albeit universally intelligible language delivering the most rudimentary means of human communication upon which: social systems of order; divisions of labour; industry of culture; ways of perceiving the external world; and structures of spoken languages are founded.” [More about this on the Cisnormativity blog.]
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cisnormativity — [noun]. A second,...
As proposed on the blog: The spatial-relational condition of privileging social-cultural-economic accessibilities to persons who are cisgender, who have cissexual bodies, or both, at the specific exclusion of or penalty to those people who do not have these — namely, trans people who are perceived as trans and not cis. Cisnormative spacing is an overarching paradigm comprised of both...
first puberty — [noun].
Physical changes occurring during the period of mid-childhood, triggered by endogenous endocrine secretions which generate morphologically sexual characteristics apropos to one’s gonads. For people with cissexual bodies, this is also known as their only puberty. For people with transsexual bodies, this may be followed by a second puberty.
constructive surgery — [noun].
A surgical procedure which a person with a transsexual body or a transgender person may complete as a function of exercising agency over their body and its morphology.
Coercive assignment test →