These victims were killed by acquaintances, partners and strangers, some of whom have been arrested and charged, while others have yet to be identified.
So in preparation for my interview, I decided to revisit my first book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity and create a list of all the arguments that I made there to counter such claims.
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I would go on to make some of these points during the interview, although only a few were included in the final article as it was edited for length. But since these trans-women-are-not-women claims recur on a regular basis and are often forwarded by people who self-identify as feministsI thought that it would be worthwhile to compile all my relevant counterarguments in one essay.
I explain the logic behind this terminology in my FAQ on cis-terminologyand in two additional follow up essays that can be accessed here. The sole purpose of cis terminology is to name the unmarked majority similar to how one might refer to white women, or heterosexual women, or able-bodied women, etc.
While some cisgender people refuse to take our experiences seriously, the fact of the matter is that transgender people can be found in virtually every culture and throughout history; current estimates suggest that we make up 0.
In other words, we simply exist. In my own case, I spent a number of years trying to make sense of the inexplicable and irrepressible feelings that I experienced before finally making the decision to transition seventeen years ago.
I have been living as a woman ever since. Every single day of my life, people perceive and treat me as a woman, and I routinely experience sexism as a result. Like women more generally, many trans women are feminists. Feminism and transgender activism are not in any way incompatible or mutually exclusive.
As feminists who acknowledge intersectionalitywe believe that we should be fighting to end all forms of sexism and marginalization — this includes both traditional sexism and transphobia.
Indeed, most people have never even had their sex chromosomes examined, and those that do are sometimes surprised by the results.
Other common appeals to biology center on reproduction — e. Claims about genitals are similarly problematic: If you and I were to meet, should I refuse to recognize or refer to you as a woman unless you show me your genitals?
I would argue that all of these appeals to biology are inherently anti-feminist. Sexists routinely dismiss women by pointing to real or presumed biological differences. Feminists have long challenged the objectification of our bodies, and have argued that we are not limited by our biology. But what about me then?
I have lived more of my adult life as a woman than as someone who was perceived to be a man, and I have experienced plenty of sexism since my transition: Or what about young trans girls who socially transition early in life, and who never have the experience of being perceived or treated as a man?
Even older transitioners like Jenner will face sexism once people begin perceiving them as women. And even if the trans woman in question is visibly transgender, she will still experience plenty of sexism in the form of trans-misogyny.
If you happen to be a proponent of the women-are-women-because-of-socialization argument, then I ask you to consider the following scenario: A young girl is forced against her will to live as a boy.
Upon reaching adulthood, after years of male socialization and privilege, she comes out about identifying as female and begins to live as a woman. Do you accept her as a woman? If your answer is yes, then it is hypocritical of you to not also accept trans women as women. While gender socialization is quite real, all of us are capable of overcoming or transcending the socialization that we experienced as children.
All of us are constantly facing gender-related social pressures, expectations, and obstacles throughout our lives. If you believe that these statements are true for cis women, then they also must be true for trans women.
These sorts of claims seem to be based on conjecture or projection. However, upon learning that I am transgender, some people are likely to read these traits into my behaviors.In The Wall Street Journal, Dr.
Paul McHugh writes that a drastic physical change doesn't address underlying psycho-social troubles. Feb 22, · WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own.
— Sonia Rescalvo Zafra, a year-old transgender woman was killed in the Parc de la Ciutadella, in Barcelona, Spain, by six skinhead neonazis who kicked her and her friend Dori repeatedly in the head, while they were lying on the floor.
Her death was a wake up call for the Spanish LGBT movement, that begun to fight publicly the violence against the LGBT community. Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months — at 40% off List Price.
The brain differences fallacy. When you are a trans person (who does not possess cis privilege), people will often compel you to explain or justify your gender identity. Sep 04, · Fourthly, and this is perhaps the most philosophically interesting one, there is the argument that transgender ideology itself is incoherent.
This piece briefly makes the case. You cannot simultaneously believe 1) that felt gender identity is what ultimately determines whether you are male or female, and 2) that intersex people are an argument.