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Not unlike mansplaining, Cisplaining is the act of a cisgender person explaining a transgenderone of a subject the latter is more knowledgeable in. The word is usually used to describe a situation in which the cis explains the trans of a trans-related subject or about a transgender experience, which the cisgender person, being cisgender, has never experienced.
Trans: "I think casting Scarlett Johansson to a role of a trans man is a very bad representation because-"
Cis: "Oh, nonsense! Johansson is a great actress, she will be a wonderful representation. So what if she is a woman?"
Trans: "That, right there, was the exact definition of cisplaining."
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by theTransMusician July 04, 2018
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