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Critique Essay History Humanities Social Sciences Theory

Transition and Abolition: Notes on Marxism and Trans Politics

By Jules Joanne Gleeson, 2017

The condition of trans women in society is entirely contradictory, yet in existing Marxist gender theory we are largely absent. At present, trans women live against much of the weight placed by society. Trans women still serve as a punchline by our very mention in popular culture. Yet “Trans women are women” is no longer a mere slogan, but a lived truth: acceptance has been found by trans women as friends, comrades, colleagues, lovers.

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