Whereas the term transmisogyny labels the oppression of trans women through the intersections of transphobia and misogyny, the term transmisogynoir adds another variable—race—to delineate the intersections between transphobia, misogyny, and racism. Transmisogynoir serves as a way to understand the violence, prejudice, and oppression that specifically target Black trans women and transfeminine people, as well as why they experience higher rates of individual and institutional discrimination and more negative health and welfare outcomes overall than other population groups.

In transmisogynoir, prejudice against trans women and transfeminine individuals is further compounded by racial prejudice against people of color in general and Black people specifically. The label, adapted from the word misogynoir, applies to acts of misogyny against Black trans women that invoke both race and gender bias, which ...

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