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Transmisogyny is a dislike of or strong prejudice against transgender women and transfeminine people.

The term was coined by Julia Serano in 2007. It describes a particular form of the intersection of transphobia and misogyny.

Trans women receive disproportionately higher attention for their transgression than trans men. Individuals on the trans female/feminine spectrum are culturally stigmatized not for failing to conform to gender norms per se but for their feminine gender expression and/or identities.

That’s why their experience is better described by transmisogyny rather than transphobia only.

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Serano, Julia. (2016). Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity. Seal Press.

Oxford English Dictionary