Trans Elitism

Checking Our Own Internalized Transphobia

Trans Elitism refers to the belief that some individuals or groups are inherently superior to others and deserve more privilege or power. This attitude can manifest in common forms, such as cultural elitism, intellectual elitism, or socioeconomic elitism. While it may seem appealing to some people to be considered part of an elite group, elitism can have several harmful consequences.

Diamond and LJ on Marsha’s Plate Podcast

One of the main drawbacks of elitism is that it reinforces existing power structures and perpetuates inequality. By placing more value on passability and beauty, those who hold these views are often unwilling to consider alternative beauty and gender standards or to challenge their own biases. This can lead to a lack of diversity in decision-making processes and can further marginalize already marginalized communities. Additionally, elitism can foster a sense of entitlement and a lack of empathy towards those who don’t pass or who you don’t feel are “pretty/handsome” enough to reconsider trans or respected … considered “lesser” or “inferior.”

This can have a damaging impact on individuals who are subjected to it. Those who are constantly told that they are not good enough or that they do not belong to a certain group can experience feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. It creates a toxic culture in which people are encouraged to constantly compete with one another, rather than collaborate or support each other. This type of environment can be hostile and alienating, leading to decreased motivation and decreased creativity.

Diamond Stylz Discussing Passing On TikTok

Trans elitism is a dangerous mindset that can harm both individuals and society as a whole. It is important to recognize and challenge elitist attitudes and to strive for a more equitable and inclusive society in which everyone is valued and respected

About Diamond Stylz

Diamond Stylz is a transgender producer/activist/public speaker. She is the host of Marsha's Plate Podcast and the Exe Dir of Black trans Women Inc.From sharing her sultry voice in song, thought leaderships on trans womanist issues,and commentary on life and current events, she will capture your heart.
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