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Trans* Rights Under Egalitarianism


Alexandra Binsfeld

University of San Francisco, US
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Trans* rights have only come to the forefront of social, political, and philosophical discourse in recent years. Many of the issues afflicting the trans* community have yet to be properly addressed. This essay discusses trans* reassignments, including gender confirmation surgery and hormones, and makes a case for the government subsidization thereof. Ronald Dworkin and Phillip Pettit’s works regarding egalitarianism are used as supporting evidence. The essay delves into their notions of victimization, domination, equality of resources, the ability to pass the “eyeball test”, and liberal civic republicanism and applies these concepts to the real life issues of the trans* struggle, resulting in a clear call for action.

How to Cite: Binsfeld, A., 2014. Trans* Rights Under Egalitarianism. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 6(2), pp.13 (92–101). DOI:
Published on 04 Jun 2014.
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