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[–] cousinanger 1 points (+1|-0)

I am not 'cis,' though I get that many think it just means not-trans. But actually looking into the concept reveals that it also requires someone to possess an abstract gender identity which just happens to coincide with the sex of one's body. I don't have such an identity. I am a woman because I have a female body. So no, I am not 'cis.'

[–] Avadavat [OP] 0 points (+0|-0)

You're right, of course. For many trans / gender self-ID activists, "Cis," in addition to meaning not-trans and not gender-identity asserting, means that you are the privileged demographic in the hierachy of the NEW BINARY: the binary of those who feel comfortable in / have made peace with their sexual material body and those who have not AND who assert a special , self-discerened gender identiy.