cis woman

See also: ciswoman

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Some references, such as the GLAAD Media Reference Guide, specifically recommend the spaced spelling (cis woman) and proscribe the unspaced spelling (ciswoman).

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cis- +‎ or cis +‎ woman

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cis woman (plural cis women)

  1. A cisgender woman.
    • 2010, Holly Kearl, Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women, Greenwood Publishing Group, →ISBN, page 57:
      Not only do people harass and attack transwomen for being who they are: transwomen also face scrutiny from both ciswomen and cismen over “what” they are.

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