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California rapper Murs has released a video for his single “Animal Style” in which he tells the story of two gay high school students who can’t reveal to the world that they’re together. (If you know California, the song title will make sense after you watch the video.) In the video he wears a Legalize Gay shirt and kisses another man, but that’s definitely not the most striking part.
NSFW and trigger warning for suicide - watch at your own risk, because it’s disturbing. Still, very powerful piece of work. I hope people notice. More.
TW: suicide, heterosexism
you will probably cry, I know I did.
Warning: Intense video, but ultimately good message.
Can someone explain to me what cisgender is because I’m not sure if I understand it completely and I’ve been seeing it around a lot.
"Cisgender" and "Cissexual" are terms used to define persons whose physical sex (sexual organs) match their gender identity and vice versa.
So, if I am a a person of the male sex and I consider myself to be a man, then I am Cisgender/sexual.
If, however, I am a person of the female sex and I consider myself to be a man and/or wish to alter my genitals to match this gender identity, I am Transgender/sexual.
I’m not heterophobic or anything but, Im so tired of seeing straight cis people rubbing it in my face all the time! I mean I get it, your sex at birth matches your gender, that doesn’t mean you have to parade around town! Also a man and a woman together!? In public! Just gross! Please stop! But I’m not heterophoic!
WAIT…SO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME…Gender is something that isn’t related to genetics?! I NEVER WOULD HAVE FUCKING KNOWN…thank you for showing me the light guys. Srsly. Thank you so much.
Take some science classes if you’re going to try to insult someone who knows their shit.
I believe you have missed the point, phosphenevision.
"Sex" refers to the sexual organs assigned during pregnancy (where those lovely Punnett squares come in), or created during gender-affirmation surgery. These can be Male, Female, or Intersex.
"Gender" refers to the identity and traits assigned to a certain sex by a social group. Gender (as opposed to "Sex") varies throughout the world and has varied throughout history.
While sex is decided by biology, Gender is decided by a society or by an individual if their needs aren’t met by the gender constructs of their society.
In other words, we’re not talking about our privates, we’re talking about our identities.