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Skirt Chasers

Why The Media Depicts the Trans Revolution in Lipstick and Heels
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Hanceely Villa

on 11 February 2013

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Transcript of Skirt Chasers

Skirt Chasers: Skirt Chasers: Why the Media Depicts the Trans Revolution in Lipstick and Heels Julia Serano Media
Misconceptions There are
more transwomen
than transmen. Transwomen
are all on a quest
to make themselves
as pretty, pink, and
passive, as possible. Instead of
challenging
gender stereotypes,
the media only ends up reaffirming them. The Two Choices Deceptive
Transsexual Pathetic
Transsexual fake women displays hyper
feminine characteristics hidden penis feminine
appearance is only
an illusion;
real masculine
identity is kept
a secret considered
bad after
being
discovered dangerous
character;
considered
a threat displays
combined extremes
of characteristics woman trapped
in a man's body he cannot
change the fact
the he is truly
a man lack of penis more accepted passive character;
considered
harmless Transwomen
are expected to
be dolled up. Transwomen
never really become
females. Rather,
they merely mimic
feminine dress
and mannerisms.
(Oprah Special) The media is obsessed
with objects related
to female sexuality. Female identity
is sexualized yet again. A transwoman's
femaleness is artificial. The media dwells
on the act of transition
or "putting on" their
female exteriors. Femme Fascination hyper feminine
vs.
hypo feminine
image The Media's
Trans Gender Gap "It seems the world
is still more titillated
by transwomen than transmen. The first is scandalous, the latter is taken for granted."
(Pat Califia) Transmen are somehow psychologically understood. Transmen are less recognized than transwomen despite the relatively equal population. Feminist
Controversies FRIEND FOE "They help us in fighting to eliminate gender stereotypes." "They foster sexism by mimicking patriarchal attitudes about femininity. They objectify women by trying to possess female bodies of their own."
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