How Misogyny Hurts Trans Men, or We Do Sometimes Have Male Privilege But There Are More Important Things To Talk About Here
TW: Transphobia, cissexism, misogyny, sizeism, erasure, descriptions of dysphoria.
I am wary of the uncritical acceptance of the idea that trans men have male privilege. I’ve seen with my own eyes the way some trans men can benefit sometimes from male privilege, but they have it in a conditional way. Quite the opposite, I’ve seen far more ways trans men are actively harmed by misogyny. I think the question of how trans men can recognize and check their male privilege is not as interesting or as urgent as the question of how trans men are harmed by the male privilege and misogyny displayed by cis men. I’ve made a little itemized list of ways misogyny affects us harmfully. I like lists, they’re neat and pretty. […]