Examples of How Other Oppressions Complicate Trans Oppression

  • Transmisogyny describes how sexism against all women and trans oppression combine to affect trans women.
  • Racism and white supremacy (the assumption that white people are superior or that white bodies are normal) affects how trans people of colour are seen and accepted in society as a whole as well as in LGBT spaces.
  • Trans people with physical, intellectual, cognitive, neurological and developmental differences are often excluded from society both through lack of access and prejudice (ableism).
  • Poorer and working class trans people may be unable to access resources or be fully accepted, heard and included.
  • Trans people may also be affected by homophobia and heterosexism due to sexual orientation, language bias if their first language is not English, ageism if they are young or old, lookism if they do not conform to standards of beauty, religious oppression if they belong to a marginalised faith, immigration prejudice if they have migrated from a different country.
  • These are just a few of many possible examples