Transmisogyny 101: What It Is and What You Can Do About It.

Posted: October 14, 2014 in Call to Action, Fight Back, For your information, knowledge is power, Solidarity

Many thanks to Tina Phillips of Queer Theory Collective for the heads up on this excellent piece.

The article, Transmisogyny 101: What It Is and What You Can Do About It, is written by Laura Kacere and opens this way:

Let’s talk about transmisogyny.

This word describes so much of what we see in the cultural and systemic treatment of trans women in our culture and ties in so clearly with feminism, and yet it’s not a word that many people know about or understand.

You may have heard of transphobia: the discrimination of and negative attitudes toward transgender people based on their gender expression.

And you’ve likely heard of misogyny: the hatred and denigration of women and characteristics deemed feminine.

Transmisogyny, then, is the confluence of these – the negative attitudes, expressed through cultural hate, individual and state violence, and discrimination directed toward trans women and trans and gender non-conforming people on the feminine end of the gender spectrum.

Be sure to check out the rest of the article. It is very important for all of us in queerdom to be aware of this and to fight it wherever and whenever we can.

Be sure to check out Queer Theory Collective. Tina does a great job over there.


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