International Cisgender Day?
It's time to rebrand International Women's Day.
It may be time to rename International Women's Day, which was organized in 1909 to commemorate the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women.
Let’s face it. The term "women" has fallen into disfavor. It's discriminatory.
According to the ACLU, "women" isn't gender neutral.
So women today must be called "cisgender" or "people with a gender that aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth."
Don't even think about questioning the innate femaleness of a male who identifies as a woman. She also can compete on a collegiate woman's swim team, even if her 6-foot, four-inch body towers over her biological female counterparts. And she can use the locker room if she has not undergone sex reassignment surgery. Because, at least for today, she is a woman.
Along with the term "women," it appears the term "mother" also is going the way of fireman and actress.
The Biden administration in 2021 replaced the term 'mothers' with "birthing people" in a maternal health guidance.
House Democrats submitted a pro-choice abortion bill last year that "is intended to protect all people with the capacity for pregnancy - cisgender women, transgender men, non-binary individuals, those who identify with a different gender, and others." We now must assume that everyone has the capacity for pregnancy, except biological males who don't identify as female.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit opposing the Texas abortion statute stating the "allegations of this complaint encompass any individuals who become pregnant and seek an abortion, regardless of gender identity."
The New Scorecard
For those of you who are confused, the ACLU provides a handy scorecard.
According to the ACLU: "Transgender describes a person whose gender doesn't match the sex they were assigned at birth. Transgender ('Trans') is not a sexual orientation. Trans people may be: Heterosexual, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer."
The ACLU emphasizes that transgender is not a "sexual orientation." Take note. These folks are real women any time they choose to identify as such.
But I am still confused about one thing.
Heterosexual used to refer to people who are "sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex." What does this mean in the context of trans women who identify as women and are attracted to women? I say, she's still a gal.