You can identify as anything you want these days, except as a woman. Consider what happened to British singer Alison Moyet. Last week, on Twitter, she said she didn’t want to be known as a cis-woman, just as a woman. ‘I defend everyone’s right to have the pronoun that they choose and will honour it’, she diplomatically said. And ‘I do not choose Cis for mine’, she continued. ‘It took women like me long enough to own the title “woman” in the first place. It’s a long enough word for me.’ The response to this calm, clear, polite act of self-definition? Fury. And insult. And abuse. On such a voluble level that Moyet eventually recanted her linguistic heresy, deleted her tweet, and left Twitter.
I am going to stand down from the cis furore blowing my way.
I have learned that cis is not a pronoun and I am both Trans phobic and an enabler of bigots.
May I leave you with this song. It was my paen to the LGBT community.
Beyond that.. Bollocks.
— Alison Moyet (@AlisonMoyet) July 5, 2018