Gender Dysphoria: A Disguised Victimisation

  • Belsiya M.
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  • Belsiya M.

    Advocate at High Court, Madras, India

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Transgender people have experienced significant advances in societal acceptance despite experiencing continued stigma and discrimination. Gender Dysphoria is the condition of feeling one's emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one's biological sex. Gender dysphoria had always led the trans genders to the brim of social isolation which leads to serious aftermath consequences like truancy, fleeing, bullying, and various abuses, which even lead to suicides, and ends up intimidating their basic life sustenance. This affects the individual’s self- esteem. The basic family support which is the thriving force for transgender is often deprived from them. The term transgender is often understood as hijras or transgender women. But this definition leaves out the identities like trans men who are yet to find recognition. Historically hijras have been visible and self- organized. But the Trans men are barely visible. There has always been the stereotype about the trans men while comparing to the trans women. The trans women on their defense were able to obtain rights however trans men were neglected as the society does not stand to accept the trans men but trans women. The peer group pressure, ostracism and prejudice had always deprived their basic livelihood rights however there is a veil covered on them with legislation back up. The paper studies and scrutinizes the shortcomings faced by the transgender in establishing their life sustenance rights in general and societal seclusion of trans men in particular.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1920 - 1932


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