We’ve already done a post Tuesday on one of George Takei’s hot takes, but I wanted to get back to this one from Monday. First, “homophobic” is a stupid word suggesting that people harbor an irrational fear of gay people. But worse is “cis,” meaning that you identify with the gender that matches your chromosomes. So it ends up that trans women are women, period, but biological females are cis women. If you didn’t have the “cis” prefix, it would suggest that a biological female identifying as a woman is “normal.”
I don’t buy the first part of Takei’s tweet, and I’m not sure if he’s serious about the second. Do people who “vehemently attack” trans folx worry that they’re not “fully cis”? They fear somehow that a latent part of them is trans?
A lot of the worst homophobia stems from people who repress their attraction to the same sex.
When I see someone attack trans people so vehemently, I can’t help but wonder if deep down they fear they might not be fully cis.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 26, 2023
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