What Is Misogyny, and Why Should You Care? - American Progress (CAP) - Medium
It’s not just that these terms exist independently. These terms — and these phenomena — operate in tandem, and in combination with other structural forces of oppression.
Class, race, gender identity and sexual orientation combine with sexism and misogyny to produce different, often more dangerous variations of oppression and prejudice. Misogynoir, coined by queer black feminist Moya Bailey, describes the racialized misogyny that black women face, and transmisogyny — a confluence of transphobia and misogyny, coined by Julia Serano — describes the misogyny trans and gender nonconforming individuals on the feminine side of the gender spectrum face. The pervasive violence against trans women and “bathroom bills” that ban trans women from using women’s bathrooms (thus putting them at risk of more violence) are examples of trans misogyny in our society today. Trans women of color are disproportionately targeted by this violence. Transmisogynoir refers to the unique intersection of misogyny, racism and transphobia that black trans women face.