Laverne Cox spoke about the necessity of gender revolution

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Actor Laverne Cox speaks onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The transgender star started a discussion of male domination in Twitter after the conversation with her own brother. Cox said that before her transition she “was called a girl” but following it she is “often called a man”. But she added that her femininity did not make her feel privileged as many of people who know nothing about being transgender might think. “Gender is constituted differently based on the culture we live in. There’s no universal experience of gender, of womanhood. To suggest that is essentialist & again not intersectional. Gender policing & the fact that gender binaries can only exist through strict policing complicates the concept [of] gendered privilege & that’s OK cause it’s complicated,” Cox wrote adding that media often represent transgender issues wrongly, infusing the transformed idea into people’s minds, and as for mysogenie and patriarchy, they still exist.


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