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James Ward, a lawyer in San Francisco who transitioned about six years ago, put it this way: “We have the ability to just walk through the world and not have anybody look at you twice.” One day in court, Ward and his opposing counsel were making a big request to a judge.
Ward knew their question would not go over well, so he wasn’t surprised when she reprimanded both him and his opposing counsel for asking.
Our cultural obsession with feminine beauty contributes to the imbalance.
“Women’s appearances get more attention, women’s actions are commented on and critiqued more than men, so in that world it just makes sense that people will focus more on trans women than trans men,” says Julia Serano, a transgender activist and author of (Because most surveys ask people to identify as male or female but not cisgender or transgender, the size of the transgender population in America is unclear, though one study suggests there are about 700,000 trans people in the U.What he didn’t expect was for the opposing counsel lean over to him and call the judge the c-word.“We weren’t out the courtroom door when he said that to me under his breath,” Ward says.“Cultural sexism in the world is very real when you’ve lived on both sides of the coin,” says Tiq Milan, a friend of the future groom.And that cultural sexism is often more visible to trans men, because most say they find it easier to be low-disclosure than trans women.Pacific time: 8am to 2am Mountain time: 9am to 3am Central time: 10am to 4am Eastern time: 11am to 5am Volunteer operators may be available during off hours.