How Transphobic Moral Panics Fuel Authoritarian Politics

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“Critiques like our own are often characterized as “silencing.” But that is a power we do not have — and large swathes of the mainstream media have bought into transphobic disinformation [], regardless of the evidence. They are not about denying individual, personal experience either — more often than not, it is trans experience that is denied space by mainstream transphobia. Equally, our aim is not to speak on behalf of trans people but to build on our research to make clear the dangers of essentializing, exclusionary discourses — not just to trans people but to all communities threatened by the growing reactionary movement.”

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