So What Does Cis Really Mean?

Cis. We’ve all heard it. Most women find the word offensive. Perhaps it’s because at some subconscious level women know there’s something creepy about the word? They’d be right. “Cis” comes from the Latin root meaning to “cut” or “kill.”

With this is mind, what do trans really mean when they call women cis-women or cis-females or cis-lesbians? They are literally saying, “cut and kill women/females/lesbians.”

I guess we now know what the trans agenda really is. Yet some women continue to believe trans are harmless and can be women’s/lesbian allies and should be welcome in women-only space. Get a clue already, k? Jack the Ripper is not your friend, your ally or harmless. By calling you “cis,” Jack has literally stated he wants to cut and kill you. So, are you still thinking about rolling out the welcome mat for all those Jacks out there?

Kate McKinnon! New cast member on SNL

Kate McKinnon, the HILARIOUS lesbian perhaps best known as “Fitzwilliam” on LOGO’s Big Gay Sketch Show, the young man who wants a vagggggiiiinnnnnaaaaa, is starting next weekend as an SNL cast member!

Classic sketch “Fitzwilliam’s Wish” ( this video is un-imbeddable, you have to click the title to watch it) :

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From E online:

“The 27-year-old starred on the first three seasons of the Rosie O’Donnell-produced Big Gay Sketch Show. You might remember her as the character Fitzwilliam, a British boy whose only wish is to have a vagina.

Speaking of, Kate also worked on the 2010 web series Vag Magazine, running a fictional feminist magazine with other comedians, and will be Saturday Night Live‘s first out lesbian to join the cast since 1985.”

Actually, E is wrong. There has never been a lesbian cast member on SNL. There was a gay guy Terry Sweeny in 1985. Never a Lez.

GO FITZWILLIAM!!!!!!!

GO KATE MCKINNON! She’s gonna be funny as hell!

Adrienne Rich

From Transcendental Etude:

 

Homesick for myself, for her–as, after the heatwave

breaks, the clear tones of the world

manifest: cloud, bough, wall, insect, the very soul of light:

homesick as the fluted vault of desire

articulates itself: I am the lover and the loved,

home and wanderer, she who splits

firewood and she who knocks, a stranger

in the storm, two women, eye to eye

measuring each other’s spirit, each other’s

limitless desire,

a whole new poetry beginning here.

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You think I just don't understand, but I don't believe you.

Toronto, Ontario (March 28, 2012): Today, the Ad Hoc Coalition Against the Cotton Ceiling (the “Coalition”) submitted a petition with more than 250 signaturestoPlanned Parenthood Toronto (PPT) to ask the organization to reconsider hosting an event that promotes the sexualization of females.

PPT is sponsoring a March 31 conference in Toronto called “Pleasure and Possibilities.” According to Sarah Hobbs, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Toronto, the purpose of the conference is to continue conversations that began at an earlier conference entitled “No More Apologies: Queer Trans and Cis Women, Coming/Cumming Together!

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Republican Lesbian Who Helped Write DOMA, Is Now Lobbying To Repeal It

From Huffington Post:

“WASHINGTON — It has been 16 years since Kathryn Lehman was a Republican Hill staffer working on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

Now Lehman’s back on Capitol Hill, in a new capacity: as a lesbian GOP lobbyist trying to repeal the law she helped write.

Things were pretty different in Lehman’s world in 1996. She was engaged to a man. Same-sex marriage wasn’t legal anywhere. And the public perception of what it meant to be gay wasn’t anything like it is now, she says.”

Green Valley Swimming Pool and Sports Club Hates Lesbians

From Pennsylvania’s York Daily Record’s editorial:

“The pool’s policies regarding same-sex couples with children were recently the focus of a news story. Michelle Gladfelter of Manchester Township applied for a membership at the pool and was denied the family membership discount.

She is in a relationship with another woman, and the two are raising a 5-year-old child together.

Mr. Jacobs said the pool does not recognize same-sex marriages. That’s why the three were denied the discount.

Pennsylvania does not recognize same-sex marriages either, so he would seem to be on solid legal ground.

It’s a private club. He’s not saying gay people can’t join, just that same-sex couples don’t qualify for family discounts.

But here’s where the logic seems to break down: Mr. Jacobs said the pool does offer family discounts to unmarried heterosexual couples and children.

So an unmarried opposite-sex couple gets a discount while an unmarried same-sex couple doesn’t?”

Unbelievable!

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Radfem Hub

Guest Post by Amynomene

My first exposure to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival was, unfortunately, in relation to the infamous womon-born-womon intention controversy. It was probably 10 years ago, and Bitch magazine had an article that laid out the issue. At the time, I was something of a baby feminist: I had a vague sense of unfairness toward those of my sex but no knowledge of feminist history, waves, theories, or famous feminists other than Gloria Steinem. I had even less of an idea about queer theory or the postmodernism that was eating the academic establishment from the inside out.

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