He must do this to maintain his standing in our patriarchal society.
We tell men to keep their attraction to trans women secret, to limit it to the internet, frame it as a passing fetish or transaction.
In effect, we’re telling trans women that they are only deserving of secret interactions with men, further demeaning and stigmatizing trans women.
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I’ve stood witness to many so-called scandals, mostly published on gossip blogs, where passing interactions with trans women spawn hundreds of headlines, particularly for a man with fame and social capital.
Thousands of words have been dedicated to analyzing whether such and such famous man is now suspect, merely because he took a photo with a fan who happened to be a trans woman.When a man can be shamed merely for interacting with a trans women – whether it be through a photograph, a sex tape or correspondences — what does this say about how society views trans women? This pervasive ideology says that trans women are shameful, that trans women are not worthy of being seen and that trans women must remain a secret — invisible and disposable.If a man dares to be seen with a trans woman, he will likely lose social capital so he must adamantly deny, vehemently demean, trash and/or exterminate the woman in question.It’s important that we begin truly accepting trans women as who they are, women.We are not objects to have secret sex with, to discard and to laugh at on the radio or the gossip blogosphere.Here, you'll find all the latest stories, news and more surrounding dating, marriage, divorce, sex and modern relationships.