I did not mean to imply that you used the word wrongly or that it isn’t a word. However, I wouldn’t say it is in common usage. I am just trying to influence people on language like this so it does not become common.

My argument is on both linguistic grounds and social grounds.

Cissexism can be found in dictionaries and so can tranny and fagot and lots of words I think we would be better off not using commonly.

You are right that English is adopted by common usage, so there is nothing to stop a words use other than understanding and social influences, at least in the US. In the UK or Canada, for example, you can be arrested for offensive or hateful speech. Terms like TERF ended up in this category.

I also didn’t think you were using cissexism in an attempt to stereotype. That is what I think Serano is doing by subtly getting people like you to use it. There is a groundswell of negative reaction to any word starting with cis- of late. So why use cissexism when there are more acceptable alternatives?

I agree with your point about saying things like “ladies and gentleman”. It is referring to such people who do as cissexist I am taking issue with. Responding to name-calling with name-calling is rarely effective if you are writing to persuade people.

I don’t think people should be offended by cis words, but many are. Maybe they think you shouldn’t be offended by tranny.

You could have made your very valid point very well without resorting to this terminology.

Thanks for hearing me out. Of course, how you use your words is up to you.

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