Since most of the materials I linked in the last post are in English anyway, I decided to sum up the earlier blog post and list just the English speaking resources.
Let’s jump right to it:
I was lucky enough to attend a Workshop by Louzie (she’s a political activist who focuses among lots of other topics – on trans* and trans*femininity issues – see her profile on the female speakers‘ list), which was super helpful – thanks Louzie!
Few points I learned are that were discussed in the workshop:
- Transmisogynie aims for the performance, not for identity; so all ‚male-appearing‘ persons that perform are seen to perform in a ‚feminin‘ way can be effected by that, including cis-males.
- we briefly discussed feminist socialisation and its impact on expectations and (hidden) rules, coming with (potential) exclusions.
- we heard about transwomen’s experience to be judged and excluded due to reproaches of ‚male dominant behaviour‘ – while cis-women are not called out for the same behaviour. Short question to remember whenever you wonder if critizising someone’s behaviour is transmisogynie or not: „Would it be a problem when a cis-woman did the same? No? Then it’s transmisogynie.“
Here’s a list of materials on Transmisogynie, recommended by Louzie (May 2016):
Mock, Janet (2014). Redefining Realness. My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & so much more.
Serano, Julia (2007). Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of
Femininity. Berkeley: Seal Press
Serano, Julia (2013). Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. Berkeley:
binaohan, b. (2014). decolonizing trans/gender 101. Toronto: biyuti publishing
„Sylvia Rivera – Y‘all better quiet down“ (1973)
Here some links to media productions by transwomen that I liked and found helpful as an ally:
6-episodes of Fiction: her story (written by Jen Richards & Laura Zak who describe it as „sweet as fuck“)
Zine:Fucking Trans Women (Miranda Darling Bellwether) [note: contains explicit pictures about sex and genitals]
Book: Transgender History (Susan Stryker)
Doku-Serie: True Trans (with Laura Jane Grace of AGAINST ME!)
Plus: recently on an international level….: lgbti-news on the murder of the transwoman and activist Hande Kader in Turkey and prostest by friends and allies:
“Don’t be silent, shout, trans exist.”