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What Is Cissexism?

What Is Cissexism?

Cissexism is type of discrimination by people who do not like or fear those with non-conforming gender. It may be either subtle or obvious, with some who is transgender, to some who deny access to insurance, healthcare, or jobs. There are several reasons why cissexist behaviors or tendencies exist. For instance, people would grow up in a community with negative perspectives or stereotypes on transgender individuals. Also, these communities would have strict roles on gender and look down on people who do not follow this model. Others would have cissexist attitudes due to a lack of understanding on the problems that transgender people are facing. [1]