Do you feel you belong to the gender assigned to you at birth? Then you are one of the cis*people – you are cisgender. And that’s how you feel, like most people. But also because this gender identity is so common, there are many ideas – and prejudices – about what it means to belong to a certain gender. For example, supposedly typical characteristics, behaviors or tasks are often associated with being a woman or being a man. But in reality, even for cis* people, it is always only about the very personal feeling of gender identity.
The knight in shining armor rescues the pretty and young princess from her plight. This story is often told – from the old fairy tale to the current cinema film. But what would actually happen if the princess mastered her situation all by herself? And then maybe also protect the knight from his wild horse?
When it comes to gender, it’s often about societal expectations. And they are often also passed on indirectly – for example in stories, books and films. In the process, a certain image is drawn of how women and men should be: beautiful or heroic, domestic or enterprising, passive or active. Probably every person has to deal with such ideas. None of these ideas are right or true – your gender has no influence on what you are good at, what you are allowed to do, or what your future should look like. It’s up to you alone to decide!
What does the phrase cisgender mean?
When did cisgender become a thing?
Who came up with cisgender?
What are the 7 genders?