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'CIS' A FUSS: Elon Musk Confirms 'Cis' and 'Cisgendered' are Considered Slurs on Twitter

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.21.23

Twitter CEO Elon Musk says the terms ‘cis’ and ‘cisgender’ are considered slurs on his social media platform; “The words ‘cis’ or ‘cisgender’ are considered slurs on this platform,” Musk tweeted on Wednesday. “Repeated, targeted harassment against any account will cause the harassing accounts to receive, at minimum, temporary suspensions.”

From The New York Post:

Responses to the thread contained a slew of differing opinions — with some users celebrating Musk’s declaration and others asking how “cis” could be a slur to still others calling the move “extreme.”

“Cisgender” is a term that describes a person who identifies with the sex he or she was assigned at birth.

One user pointed out the term’s origin — from German sexologist Volkmar Sigusch, who coined the word in 1991 in a book about transgenders and penned: “If there are transsexuals, logically there must be cissexuals. One is not to be thought without the other at all. I have allowed myself to introduce the terms cissexualism, cissexuals, cisgender….”

Musk tweeted in response: “Yup, the contemptible creep that manufactured the term ‘cis’ has serious problems. Ignore him.”

Another user asked: “If that’s a slur why don’t you ban the use of the N-word on here and make it fair for everyone and just eliminate all slurs?”

Twitter’s policy on hateful conduct does not list terms that the platform considers slurs, though it clearly condemns words, “tropes or other content that intends to degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes.”

It’s unclear whether banning “cis” and “cisgender” will be upheld, and Musk has previously faced controversy over snap decisions allegedly based on personal vendettas. Last year, he was accused of firing employees who publicly and privately criticized him — both at Twitter and at his space exploration company SpaceX.

More over at The New York Post:

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