Transgenderism (social movement)

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Not to be confused with Transgender.

Transgenderism or transmovement is a social movement seeking transgender rights and affirming transgender pride.[1]

History[edit]

In her 1995 book Apartheid of Sex, biopolitical lawyer and writer Martine Rothblatt describes "transgenderism" as a grassroots social movement seeking transgender rights and affirming transgender pride. For many in the transgender - or "trans" - movement, the label transgender encompasses not only transsexual and transgender people but also transvestites, drag queens, drag kings, intersex individuals, and anyone non-conventionally gendered (i.e., anyone identifying or behaving in a manner that runs counter to expected societal norms concerning the gender assigned them after birth) or sexed (if one includes transsexual people).[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rothblatt, Martine (1995). Apartheid of Sex. Westview Press. ISBN 0-517-59997-X. 
  2. ^ Brackman, Harold (2009). Martine Rothblatt’s The Apartheid of Sex 15 Years Later. Retrieved 2009-07-15.