“Does giving up a baby for adoption erase all the extra personal expenses shelled out over the course of a pregnancy? Does it magically restore any pay or chance at advancement that you might have lost? Does the act of adoption fully return your body to its pre-pregnancy, uninjured state, such that you don’t need time off work to recover afterward? Does it decrease the cost of taking care of pregnancy-induced diabetes or other pregnancy-related conditions that don’t heal up right away? I don’t think so.”
i am female (i don’t just “have a uterus, thanks”) and because of that I am a woman (because i am an adult, human, female.)
I don’t identify as cis because gender conformity AND gender non conformity are dangerous to women. Female people are targeted for violence and subjugation regardless of our gender presentation.
Further, if cis is meant to denote someone who does not suffer from gender identity dysphoria or someone who doesn’t suffer from sex dysphoria then the term should be “neurotypical”, not cis. We don’t have words for people who don’t suffer from depression, or people who don’t suffer from schizophrenia, because you either are suffering from those disorders or you are neurotypical.
on the other hand, cis could mean someone who is comfortable with their societally assigned gender (which is based on sex), and that does not apply to me (or pretty much any women I know). I am not comfortable with the way society wants me to act, I do not conform to those standards except when forced to.
Finally, trans activists/trans theorists are constantly on the “identity is god” train where you don’t invalidate someone’s identity, but that somehow magically stops applying when the label cis is giving to women born women. I don’t want the label cis applied to me, the label does not accurately describe anything about my life and it actually tells me that I have privilege for the same thing i am oppressed for (being female and, consequently, being a woman) which I don’t.
Also, I have never seen a list of “cis privilege” that actually isn’t male privilege for men who are gender conforming.
—Know that some seizures are the full-body convulsions (aka grand mal or tonic-clonic) and others are just the person passing out. Someone may appear to be fainting or having a stroke, but they are seizing. Follow the below steps in all cases.
—Help the person to the floor if they are standing.
—DON’T call the ambulance unless the person is not breathing or they have injured their head with a fall! (Especially in the United States where ambulances and hospital trips are very expensive.) The person has probably had seizures before and will know what to do once they regain consciousness.
—However, if the seizure lasts longer than 3 minutes, call an ambulance! This is not safe or negligible for any person.
—Turn the person onto their side so they don’t choke on their own vomit/spit. (DON’T turn them onto their stomach because it’s difficult to breathe and they may still choke on their vomit.)
—DON’T put anything in their mouth even if they are biting their own tongue! Tongue injuries are common and unavoidable. Padding in the mouth obstructs breathing and may damage teeth.
—DON’T laugh at or joke about the person. Some people are still conscious while they’re convulsing or seizing, so they will hear everything you say.
—Once the person is awake from their seizure, ask them basic quiz questions. “What day is it?” and “Who is the president of the United States?” etc. Extreme confusion and some memory loss is normal for a few hours following a seizure, but it should not last an entire day. If it does, contact the person’s doctor or go to the hospital right away.
—If the person has never had a seizure before (or has requested that you take them), drive them to the hospital. Do not let them drive.