The thing is, David, by using words like "your echo chamber" you're passive-aggressively asserting your sense of superiority over the other commenter here. You don't even have to say you think you're superior; your words imply it all on their own. Have you ever considered that perhaps *you* are the one living in an "echo chamber?" There are many more trans people than you likely realize. Trans people are actually pretty f*cking relevant right now.

Flip your script. Have you considered that maybe *you* are the paranoid one? As the person who wrote this piece, I never once stated or implied that EVERYONE MUST NOW USE THE WORD CISGENDER. I was attempting to highlight how non-trans people who get upset and offended over the word 'cisgender' are displaying a high level of willful ignorance.

Also, you need to be aware that "trans" and "cis" are not used as "prefixes" when describing gender identity. They are adjectives. As in, I'm a cis woman. Pretty much only transphobes attempt to merge two words like "trans" and "woman." I.e., "transwoman." However, one of my kids is a trans teen. It's necessary to distinguish between cis and trans for reasons you aren't even aware of, such as for trans-specific health care and insurance coverage. You never have to think about it since society considers you the "default norm" if you're cisgender.

Finally, your percentages are far off. Very wrong. In your words, "99% of the people who the word woman may refer to are biological females..." and "For the 1% we can add a prefix..." You are aware of science, right? And that sex is not always binary (male or female only). This is true for humans as well as other species. This information is widely available by credible scientists all over the web, for free, if you care to look.

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