Kumar’s portrayal of a transgender person is reducing transgender people to a joke, an object of comic relief, and even objectifying them for the male gaze.
Women’s Prize for Fiction by the very act of asking Emezi to furnish legal proof of her identity violates the tenet of self-determination of one’s gender identity.
The term TERF was coined by Viv Smythe in 2008. It is used to define the people who refuse to consider trans-women as a part of their feminist narrative.
In yet another display of her transphobia, J.K. Rowling faces backlash on Twitter for insensitivity towards the transgender identity. Fans criticise her problematic views and categorise her as a TERF.
21-year-old Meera Singhania Rehani, pursuing B.A. (Hons) Sociology, shares with SheThePeople.TV her journey of becoming a Binary Trans woman from Saatvik.