Attitudes and beliefs that seek to other transgender individuals from spaces, social institutions and discussions, and the deliberate attempt to withdraw or limit the rights of transgender people.
Although often disputed by those who possess them, such attitudes and beliefs are transphobic.
The term has come into public consciousness due to TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists), who use feminism and women’s rights as a smokescreen for their transphobic views.
Trans-exclusionary thinking isn’t only limited to a vocal minority of feminists, however, it can also be found elsewhere in the Queer community, such as in movements that seek to remove the “T” from LGBT, and seek to silence them in discussions over Queer topics or to gatekeep them from gay venues and spaces.
Originally published: 10th December, 2020
Last modified: 10th December, 2020