Trans gender concerns have become increasingly discussed in recent years. In particular there has been debate over whether cis-gendered and trans women should be considered as equivalents or whether women biologically sexed as female at birth have a right to be treated separately from those who identify as women, regardless of ‘at birth’ gender and medical transition. The issues of trans men are comparatively muted. In the former, we have two historically disadvantaged groups seeking to determine boundaries of identities and the rights that ensue. But it’s perhaps unsurprising that there is no equivalent debate for trans men because in the latter case men have historically been the advantaged sex; indeed in the context of the workplace its reputation for masculinity affords them significant advantages.
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