Why do trans men insist that they experience misogyny? Misdirected implied misogyny only opens the door to discuss transphobia and the harms of gender roles reflecting through presentation
But no, men just keep trying to invade women’s spaces
You are a man. Any misogyny directed at you is a result of transphobia, not an experience with misogyny, because you are not partially/fully a woman.
that last part of the last sentence is so true.
the way i see it, trans men should be free to say they’ve encountered acts of misogyny, as in people/society acting misogynistic toward them, esp when they’re not seen as men/realize themselves to be men. whether or not you agree that they soak in those experiences on the same level of women depends on so many things that there is no way to really have this be black & white.
privilege is relative. many trans men live on to experience the world while being treated as a man in some form or another, but things like the pressure to have a shaved body/face clear of imperfections from growing up as someone who wasn’t allowed outside of those restrictions without ridicule lives on and hopefully fades out with the self confidence of allowing themselves to live within the restrictions of new gender roles—and there’s a fine example of male privilege.
transitioning into a lot of male privilege often means transitioning out of experiencing effects of misogyny. this is what trans men probably mean when they say they have experienced/still experience misogyny. i hope this made some sense.
It is black and white though. No matter what, a man is a man, regardless of how they’re perceived and treated by society.
Anyone trying to be misogynistic towards them is expressing hate towards women, but because who they’re directing it at is not a woman/nb woman, it is transphobia. And that is the experience that weighs on a trans man. It’s common for their own internalized misogyny to be embedded so deeply in their dysphoria that being perceived as a woman can definitely negatively effect them!! But not as a result of experiencing misogyny themselves.
Perpetuating an idea that any trans man doesn’t have male privilege is not only transphobia through choosing to enforce cissexism and “passing”, but also a hate crime towards women.
Implying that privilege is relative defeats the idea of privilege itself. Any man is privileged for being a man because his gender is held in a higher regard than any other.