It’s easy to blame all prejudice encountered on others but talking to ordinary people I have realised that they may have a very different attitude to one transsexual person than to another: for instance I know people who call some MTFs she/her and others he/him depending on the behaviour of the individual. That’s not transphobia – that’s a reaction to somebody who comes across as either male or transsexual, not as a woman (or vv for FTMs).
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In general we tend to think only of the direct and immediate hurt caused by transphobia and trans discrimination. An article on the Taking Up Too Much Space blog highlights how living in a world of ongoing transphobia can rob people of their ability to assess risk and make it hard for them to maintain feelings of self worth.