Transmisandry Is Not Real

Trans men suffer under systemic transphobia and sexism — but no one is oppressed for being a man.

Devon Price

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There is a certain class of transmasculine person who is very adamant in claiming that trans men’s struggles represent a distinct form of oppression, fundamentally different from anything faced by cisgender women, nonbinary people, trans women, or cisgender queer men. This unique form of oppression is something they call “transmisandry”, or sometimes “transandrophobia”, both terms supposedly representing the intersection between transphobia, and society’s hatred of men.

There’s a big problem with that conceptualization from the very start: there is no systemic “misandry”; men are not oppressed for being men. It is pointless and even damaging to try and create an “intersection” between a genuine form of oppression (such as transphobia) and one that does not exist.

Though marginalized men face discrimination, exclusion, and even violence on a wide scale due to oppressions such as racism or ableism, none of their pervasive negative experiences are caused by people hating men — or by society underprivileging men (relative to women, or other gendered groups).

There is simply no social structure under the sun in which men hold less power than women. Even when men are…

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Devon Price

He/Him or It/Its. Social Psychologist & Author of LAZINESS DOES NOT EXIST and UNMASKING AUTISM. Links to buy: https://linktr.ee/drdevonprice