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FoxyCipher

What term would fit someone content with their birth gender?

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FoxyCipher

Hi! I'm new here...

 

I had a quick question concerning my gender. I was born female; and although I don't really "conform" to my gender and the ideals associated with it like a cisgender female, I'm comfortable being a female and do not wish to change my gender identity anytime soon. Is there a specific term for someone who feels this way? I'm just curious to learn if there is or isn't.:)

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Philbo Penten

The way I see it, gender roles and identity are separate. To me, a cis person is still CIA regardless of whether they conform to gender roles. 

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FoxyCipher

CIA? Would you mind defining that in this context? (I'm horrible with acronyms...)

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ReyGraves

If you have no qualms about being female and identify as a girl then that would be cisgender. As for not really conforming then that’s Gender Non-conforming. (Or for females I suppose there’s ‘tomboy’ but that’s mainly used for younger girls but I don’t see why older women can’t use it)

 

(And sorry, I don’t know what CIA means in this context). 

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FoxyCipher

Thanks for the clarification! I think I understand it better now.

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TheAngel(of)Peace

I think @Philbo Penten meant to type "cis" but put "cia" which probably autocorrected to CIA. :) 

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FoxyCipher

Ah, gotcha. That makes much more sense! ;) 

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InquisitivePhilosopher

Hi! It's normal to feel a little confused. For me, what was confusing was that, even though I identified as female, sometimes, others would laugh and say otherwise or express confusion to their friend about my gender. So, I couldn't help but question myself on whether I might've been unaware about gender or in denial, especially since I hadn't witnessed anyone else's gender being questioned or laughed at by others in public.

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