Let’s talk about institutional trans-misogyny.

Notes: I use trans-feminine to refer to trans women and non-binary camab trans folx I use trans-masculine to refer to trans men and non-binary cafab folx. They aren’t perfect terms, but they’re what I’ve got to work with.

Time to Kick the Hornet’s Nest

Oh HAI there. It’s been a while since I wrote an explicitly political post. Since some people seem to think that trans-misogyny is just trans women being upset about fucked up queer space dynamics (that some folx don’t even believe exist) I thought I’d go on and tell you a little of how trans-misogyny fucks over trans-feminine folx in favour of trans-masculine folx.

for decades, all the big women’s colleges accepted trans masculine folx, but not trans-feminine ones. Most still have exclusionary practices. And some of the few that actually accept trans-women have policies in place to make it extremely hard for trans women to be accepted. One of the least horrible about it has wording requiring trans women to present full time and be accepted as women in their daily lives. Yes, they will be judging us by our femininity, and while they accept non-binary cafab folx without reservations, they don’t allow non-binary camab folx. These schools employed Janice Raymond.

If access to education isn’t bad enough, let’s talk about Planned Parenthood and access to lifesaving healthcare. Many Planned parenthoods all across the southeast US will prescribe testosterone but not anti-androgens and estrogen for trans feminine folx.

Now let’s talk about crisis centers and women’s shelters that allow trans-masculine folx while trans feminine folx sleep on the street. Yeah. Trans women have died in the fucking cold because of this.

I’m not saying trans masculine folx shouldn’t get services. I’m saying trans-misogyny specifically is real on an institutional level and costs lives.

So don’t anyone ever come to me saying I’m whining about dating circles and queer cliquishness when I talk about trans misogyny and the ways in which trans masculine folx are privileged over trans women and CAMAB trans folx.

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2 thoughts on “Let’s talk about institutional trans-misogyny.

  1. Didn’t know about the Planned Parenthood thing. It does make sense that if they are offering HRT to trans guys they should do the same for trans women. The point about women’s colleges…. Seems pretty sexist to hold nonbinbary cafab and nonbinary camab trans students to different standards. Brings up the broader issue of what a “women’s space” really means. Obviously limiting the criteria to cis women and cafab ppl only is incorrect and unethical. But limiting it to those of us who ID strictly as women leaves out nonbinary genders. I suppose the real criteria for such a space would be “anyone who’s not 100% male identified,” but there’s not really a more concise term for such a concept.

  2. I’m not gonna talk about terminology. The point here is that trans feminine folx are fucked over in ways that benefit trans masculine folx on an institutional level that causes real harm, including death, to trans feminine folx.

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