Trapped in the Wrong Theory: Rethinking Trans Oppression and Resistance
Volume: 39, Issue: 2, Pages: 383 - 406
Published: Jan 1, 2014
In this essay, I defend an account of trans oppression and resistance that departs from the prevailing transgender model. While I show why both the “trapped in the wrong body” model and the transgender model are problematic, I also illuminate how the former can be seen as a resistant narrative. The new account has two key ideas. First, I draw from Maria Lugones’s work to defend a model of multiple meanings, arguing that the traditional accounts...
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