Coloniality of White Feminism and Its Transphobia: A Comment on Burt

@article{Upadhyay2021ColonialityOW,
  title={Coloniality of White Feminism and Its Transphobia: A Comment on Burt},
  author={Nishant Upadhyay},
  journal={Feminist Criminology},
  year={2021},
  volume={16},
  pages={539 - 544}
}
  • N. Upadhyay
  • Published 29 January 2021
  • Art, Sociology
  • Feminist Criminology
In this comment, I challenge Burt’s colonial epistemological framework in her theorizations of sex, gender, and transness. Drawing upon anti-racist, decolonial, and trans of color feminisms, I argue that transphobia is inherent to white feminisms due to its roots in colonialism. Heteropatriarchy and cisnormativity are products of colonialism, and feminists who espouse transphobic discourses invariably reproduce colonial and white supremacist frameworks of patriarchy and gender violence. 

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