“Female Socialization” is a Transphobic Myth

And it’s holding us all back. Here’s why.

Photo by Andriyko Podilnyk on Unsplash

It’s early in the summer and I’m having coffee with Skyler, a cisgender woman who teaches History at a college a few miles away. Skyler’s school has just gone back to in-person classes after a year of remote learning, and an old, familiar demon is back to torment her: the presumption she is incompetent because she is a…