Transmisogynoir

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Transmisogynoir (or trans-misogynoir) is the oppression of trans women of color, and trans feminine people of color, more generally. It exists at the intersection between transphobia, misogyny, and antiblackness.<ref name="Keir"></ref> This oppressive force is caused by a combination of cisnormativity, the gender binary, white supremacy, and other kyriarchal forces. Importantly, cis Whiteness, a chiefly Western concept, is at the root of this form of transmisogynoir. <ref>http://www.academia.edu/2259929/Colonialism_Two-Spirit_Identity_and_the_Logics_of_White_Supremacy/</ref><ref>LUGONES, M. (2007), Heterosexualism and the Colonial/Modern Gender System. Hypatia, 22: 186–219. doi: 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2007.tb01156.x</ref>

Origin

The term was coined[citation needed] in 2013 by @thetrudz on Twitter :

The street harassment and violence trans women face is notorious and sickening. Transmisogyny and transmisogynoir are truly awful.<ref> @thetrudz' tweet - 9:35 pm - 14 Aug 2013</ref>

It is based on combining Moya Bailey's<ref>Moya Bailey's personal website</ref> term misogynoir and transmisogyny.

Usefulness

There are forms of oppression unique to trans feminine people of color that are suffered neither by cisgender women, trans men, or even white trans women. A very precise term helps to alleviate the negative affects an umbrella term, such as transphobia or racism, have in masking the specific heightened risk trans women of colour face.

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