Posts tagged cis privilege

Non-Trans Privilege Checklist

List of privileges of cis people.

[I was following links to different “privilege knapsacks”1 (via’s sidebar, and also via this post at New Game Plus), but the link to the “non-trans privilege checklist” had died. I found the text in the google cache, but since that might not persist, I decided to reprint it on “Alas” to keep it available.

I also considered renaming this “The Cisgendered Privilege Knapsack,” because I like the word “cisgendered” and would like to propagate it, but the original author (whoever it is) called it the non-trans privilege checklist, and who am I to change that?

Author unknown. If you happen to know who wrote this, please let me know in comments. Like all the “privilege checklists,” this owes a debt to Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. —Amp]

Cis Privilege Checklist

A list of privileges cis people have.

Kudos to Peggy McIntosh for her White Privilege Checklist, inspirer of this list and all-around rad resource worth reading more than once. An older version of the cis privilege checklist is available at T-Vox.

Very frequently people like to direct other people to privilege checklists in order to “prove” to them the reality of that privilege. If that’s why someone sent you here, you have my sympathy–it’s obnoxious, isn’t it? So, before you read this list, check out some caveats, explanations, and definitions I’ve set up; they might make it a bit easier for you to read from the right headspace, and easier to understand.

Submitted by diverse-distractions.

Misogyny From The Other Side

A transman’s experience of misogyny. [TW: Discussion of rape culture, transmisogyny, etc. Nothing very explicit].

Despite transitioning quite early, I encountered misogyny nonetheless; from reduced expectations of me because I was seen to be a “woman”, to cat-calls from moving cars at dusk, to comments that were meant to be complimentary, and instead made me uncomfortable with how visible, and how vulnerable I was. 

Spoke word piece challenging the assumption of genital hatred.

Since we heard from a trans vagina, here’s something about trans penises.

Dialogue challenging the assumption of genital hatred.

A Vagina Dialog: A Transgender Vagina Talks Back.

The T Word: Taking on the Transphobic Slur

Article on the use of the tr*nny.

I can’t escape from the “t bomb” these days. In the words of a friend, it is like Visa: fucked up, oppressive, and everywhere I want to be. I’m talking, of course, about the word “tr*nny.”

Not Your Mom’s Trans 101

A great primer for beginning to learn about gender.

There is a huge problem with the way that people are taught about gender in this society. Children are indoctrinated early to believe that there are two sexes, corresponding with two genders, which are both immutable and non-voluntary and completely beyond our control. This worldview is called the gender binary, and it has no room in it for us.

Six Things I Don't Need To Hear From Cisgender People

A list of things well meaning cis people often say.

This isn’t saying that all cisgender people say these things, or that the people who do say these things are mean or cruel, but it is about calling out hurtful behaviour and about hopefully helping people to be better allies. I realize that we all make mistakes (I have even done some of the things on this list), but my hope is that once attention is called to the hurtful things we do and say that we can change those behaviours and move on.