The authors conducted a qualitative study exploring the effects of cisnormative beauty standards on transgender women’s perceptions and expressions of beauty. Twelve self-identified Caucasian transgender women completed a semistructured interview that provided descriptive data related to the women’s perceptions of societal beauty standards. Analysis of the data revealed the following primary themes: Participants viewed the beauty of transgender and cisgender women as diverse or as encompassing a broad range of variability; societal beauty standards were influential on participants’ expressions of beauty; and participants’ viewed out-group transphobia as a factor contributing to discriminatory and prejudicial perceptions of transwomen’s beauty.
Monteiro, Delmira and Poulakis, Mixalis
"Effects of Cisnormative Beauty Standards on Transgender Women’s Perceptions and Expressions of Beauty,"
Midwest Social Sciences Journal: Vol. 22:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/mssj/vol22/iss1/10
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