Transgenderism and Feminism Essay
Trans feminism is necessary for all trans individuals. Leaving femininity behind creates a problem for FTMs. Growing up; they were subject to the same challenges that other young women faced. In fact, they most likely still do face obstacles on top of the challenges that come with not fitting in a “socially proper” category of gender. As Sandy Stone put in her essay, MTFs need feminism for the transition, to recognize the privileges that come with …show more content…
Halberstam also mentioned the dissatisfaction of the younger trans generation with the older generation and pointed out that it is just creating more separation among the community to knock off people who came out as trans long time ago. The younger generation must realize that it was much more difficult, in the past, to live as trans. Stone says that there was all this theorizing about transsexualism but the transsexuals themselves had no participation, just like men theorizing about women.
Sandy Stone gives a brief history of the medical and psychological approach to transsexualism in her essay. The criteria that the doctors and social workers used to determine if one could have surgery was the most interesting part of it. Stone refers to the only book that was available on the subject The Transsexual Phenomena by Benjamin dated 1966. It is no wonder that all of the