Effects of Cisnormative Beauty Standards on Transgender Women's Perceptions and Expressions of Beauty

Delmira Monteiro, Mixalis Poulakis
2019 Midwest Social Sciences Journal  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.22543/2766-0796.1009 fatcat:ankwvs774jd7vefdnyfhcntnoi