Debating trans inclusion in the feminist movement: a trans-positive analysis

J Lesbian Stud. 2006;10(1-2):231-48. doi: 10.1300/J155v10n01_12.


The debate over whether or not to allow, accept, and embrace transpeople as a segment of the feminist movement has been a tumultuous one that remains unresolved. Prominent authors have argued both sides of the dispute. This article analyzes the anti-inclusion feminist viewpoint and offers a trans-positive perspective for moving toward a potential resolution of the debate.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude*
  • Female
  • Feminism*
  • Homosexuality, Female / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Politics*
  • Social Change
  • Social Identification
  • Transsexualism* / psychology