Spilling the T on Trans-Misogyny and Microaggressions: An Intersectional Oppression and Social Process Among Trans Women.

TitleSpilling the T on Trans-Misogyny and Microaggressions: An Intersectional Oppression and Social Process Among Trans Women.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsArayasirikul S, Wilson EC
JournalJ Homosex
Volume66
Issue10
Pagination1415-1438
Date Published2019
ISSN1540-3602
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Chicago, Female, Grounded Theory, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Los Angeles, Minority Groups, Sexism, Social Discrimination, Transgender Persons, Young Adult
Abstract

<p>Minority stress frameworks seek to explain how stress impacts the health of minorities. Examining the social location of trans women in society is critical to understand the unique forms of oppression that engender stress and microaggression for trans women. This article uses intersectionality to examine the lived experiences of young trans women and develop new theoretical concepts to understand the social process of trans-misogyny. We use grounded theory to analyze semistructured, in-depth interviews conducted with 38 young trans women ages 16-24 in Los Angeles and Chicago. Our findings describe key concepts: trans-misogyny, cis-sexism, the passing complex, and transition work. We describe how trans-misogyny acts as an intersectional, interlocking structure of oppression, fueling the passing complex, and, as a result, how trans women experience overt and covert forms of discrimination.</p>

DOI10.1080/00918369.2018.1542203
Alternate JournalJ Homosex
PubMed ID30475682