other ways asian is a disanalogy with cis
August 23, 2013
‘cis’ is not about numerical prevalence.
that isn’t why it matters.
cis isn’t ‘average’ because most people are cis.
cis is average because of cissupremacy and transmisogyny.
cis is average because of the normative force behind the word
‘Asian’ is none of these things.
Asian is average only because of numerical prevalence.
white is average because of white supremacy
drawing an analogy between ‘cis’ and ‘Asian’ that relies only on one irrelevant point of similarity, particularly in this way
removes all of the power and history that created these terms
it also, interestingly, ends up confirming that ‘cis’ is normal, default, regular`