Week 10 Day 1 Discussion Question 1

Regarding Julia Serano’s work on transmisogyny, Elías Cosenza Krell writes:

Serano argues that the abjection of femininity in conjunction with transgenderism constitutes a particular form of oppression that trans women face. She calls this oppression “transmisogyny.” Serano’s scholarship has contributed greatly to the conversation on cis/sexism and the devaluation of femininity both in and outside feminist communities. However, her scholarship elides race and class and allows white middle-classness to stand in as a universal, greatly diminishing the capacity of transmisogyny to describe the oppression(s) that trans women of color, and Black women in particular, face. (Krell, 232)

Having read Serano’s work, do you agree with Krell’s critique?

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