Friend Sellmaeth mentioned in a comment on the purplesagefem blog that she hadn’t known where the term ‘cis’ came from. “Aha” I said “others may also be unaware of this terms fundamentally bullshit-y nature!” So I made this graphic. To be abundantly clear: ‘cis’ is a pun. A play on the word ‘trans’ in chemistry. Which has nothing the fuck to do with transgender. The words trans and transgender derive from the word ‘transsexual’. Which was coined in the 60s to mean somebody who has had a sex change operation. The term ‘transgender’ was made up later probably as part of an effort to legitimize the breasts and penis porn-derived type of man.