A non-transgendered male. A naturally-born man or boy whose psychological gender identity is socially male also.
Clarification: A cis male is not necessarily macho, or even of average masculine persona. A cis male might have some or many characteristics that are feminine, effeminate, or female-like, but unless he seeks to project a female persona, he is still a cis male.
Liberace's sequined robes and feather boas might remind us of a drag queen, but he was still a cis male.
Often used when discussing Black conservatives, this term refers to the notion that white liberals prefer for all African-Americans to fit into one political viewpoint, generally characterized as left-Populist-Democrat. If Blacks all think the same, then the leadership of the liberal white left can regard Blacks as a monolithic voting block. That makes things a lot easier to strategize and manipulate than if the Black population is seen as a whole spectrum of political views -- which, of course, is indeed the case in reality. Thus, when white liberals imply that any politically-aware Black who is not left-Democrat is either suicidal or insane, they are "keeping the Blacks on the liberal plantation" -- and Blacks who are not left-Democrat are spoken of as having "bolted off the liberal plantation." An important facet of this paradigm is that the "liberal plantation" is figuratively a "plantation" because it uses Black voters to serve mostly the interests of a white liberal establishment, not the interests of the Black American voters themselves.
"The Black feminazis
ganged up against Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court nomination not because they thought he was sexist, but really because he had the nerve to bolt off the liberal plantation."
"Black Libertarian Thomas Sowell is sometimes called an Uncle Tom
simply because he has wandered off the liberal plantation."
White conservative TV pundit: "Herman Cain is being attacked for sexual harassment by the liberal mainstream press not because he did anything substantially improper, but for bolting off the liberal plantation."
A non-transgendered female. A naturally-born woman or girl whose psychological gender identity is socially female also.
Clarification: A cis female is often commonly feminine, but this is not necessarily so. A cis female might have some or many personality characteristics that are considered masculine, butch
, or commonly associated with men or boys. But unless she identifies ith and seeks to project a male persona, she is still a cis female.
Also: A cis female might be straight or lesbian.
Many might consider Gertrude Stein to be the classic bull-dyke
, but she was still a cis female.
Acronym for "It Gets Better" - a channel on YouTube
where videos are posted for bullied gay and lesbian young people, encouraging them to hang on during their high school years because life gets better after that. Started by columnist Dan Savage specifically as a suicide prevention resource, after publicity surrounding several gay/lesbian young people who were lost to suicide in Autumn 2010.
I think Obama's support of gay and lesbians is genuine, not just playing politics. He even made a video for IGB and he didn't need to do that.
Political Correctness Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. A malady characterized by having a "politically correct" term for almost everything, and a huge lexicon of other terms that are considered "politically incorrect" -- and continually engaging a dogmatic insistence that everyone else use the PC term(s) and never use any of the corresponding politically incorrect terms.
Gina is so PC-OCD! In American History class I merely referred to Sacagawea as a "squaw" and she gave the class a ten-minute rant about respecting Native Americans and women in history!
Unnecessarily lengthy and/or overly frequent comments posted to a blog; or the habit of extreme verbosity when posting blog comments; or the useless content within such unnecessary comments.
Tom: Wow! Gina must spend her whole day on this blog! She posts a comment on every thread that gets started here! But it's all babble ... she only comes up with something really worth saying about two or three times a month!
Dick: Yeah, she's got a bad case of bloggorhea. She obviously needs to get a real life.
acronym that stand for, "If You Repeat This I Will Deny" --- means you will openly deny you ever said or sent this if it becomes public. Very useful when telling a trusted friend the real story that lies underneath your cover-up of a mistake or petty mis-deed, or when sharing an opinion that would cause trouble if it became openly known that you felt that way. Also useful when laying out an underhanded plan.
"My cover story is that my new flat-screen HDTV is a gift from my Dad, but actually I bought it super-cheap at a secret cargo sale my weed seller told me about --- chances are 99% that it's stolen property. IYRTIWD!"
"I told John that I couldn't have dinner with him Friday night because I was going out of town to visit my parents, but the real story is that Raul and I plan to spend the entire weekend shacked up. On top of that, John is incredibly boring, but he'd be really hurt if he knew I thought so. IYRTIWD!"
"At the student government meeting I said I'd be delighted and honored to work with Jessica --- but actually I know she's a sleazebag and I don't have an ounce of respect for her, and the minute the election is over, I'll leak my intelligence info about how she got suspended for embezzlement when she was class treasurer in high school, and she'll have to step down immediately. I was just playing politics so I don't have to sling mud with her during the campaign. IYRTIWD!"