Privilege and transition

This article by trans person Courtney Demone called Do I have boobs now? has some great insights about “privileges lost in transition.”

I haven’t changed much, but society’s perception of me has changed immensely. I didn’t lose my ability to walk around at night feeling safe once I started identifying as a woman. It happened at some arbitrary point when men found me attractive enough at a distance to approach me. It’s my femininity, not my being transgender, that has brought about much of this privilege loss, and it’s misogyny that robs women of these privileges.

By Andrea Middleton

I'm a community organizer on the WordPress open source project and a wine enthusiast.

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