The Root of Homophobia/Transphobia: Misogyny

Misogyny is the root of all homophobia and transphobia. Debasing “feminine” guys is affirming the belief that men are superior to women and that violence is justifiable if a man were to “lower himself” to the status of women and thereby betray his gender.

This is why trans people and people who push the gender envelope should be regarded as heroic. The audacity to look chauvinism/sexism/misogyny in the eye and refuse to comply with gender expectations are brilliant and powerful actions that are healing ALL of our relationships with our gender identities and, maybe more importantly, our relationship to woman, to the feminine, and the entire experience of our common humanity.


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