The binary brain of cis allies

by Sophie Dufresne

Cis people think in binaries. 

That’s the only explanation I have for why they use the wrong pronouns when distracted. 

Cis people need to be focused in order to “they/them” someone because doing so isn’t natural for  them. 

Even if they didn’t know you before you changed pronouns, 

Cis allies will accidentally misgender you if they are in a hurry to say something. 

“Old habits are hard to break,” 

Say those who have known you for years, 

But when they have only known you for a month, 

What is the habit they are breaking?

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