Predicting transphobia among cisgender women and men: The roles of feminist identification and gender conformity

Sarah E. Conlin, Richard P. Douglass, Emma H. Moscardini

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Abstract

Introduction This study examined feminist identification and conformity to traditional gender norms as predictors of transphobic attitudes. Method Data was collected among an online, MTurk sample of 290 adult cisgender women and men. Results: Feminist beliefs and self-labeling were independently associated with decreased transphobia among cisgender women, but not among cisgender men. Conformity to the masculine norms of heterosexual self-presentation and emotional control were significantly, independently associated with increased transphobia, whereas risk-taking was associated with decreased transphobia. Conformity to the traditional feminine norm of Sexual Fidelity was significantly associated with increased transphobia. Conclusions Practical and policy implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-19
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • LGBT
  • discrimination
  • gender identity

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