"I think, more and more, feminism as a movement in moving toward intersectional politics," says Greer. "More and more, I hope to see trans people incorporating feminism into our struggles as well . . . I see a lot of patriarchy and sexism within trans communities — you see transwomen who aren't aware of things we were socialized with when we grew up, being socialized as men. You see people who transition to being transmen and then take on sexist characteristics of men. In many communities, [not] just the trans community, we end up reproducing the systems of oppression that we're actually trying to dismantle."
With each of her songs, Greer furthers that fight. And despite the complications of punk politics and rock stardom, Laura Jane Grace will surely further the fight as well — especially this summer, when she tours the country for the first time as an openly transgender woman.
Add to that the late-summer release of Evan Greer's long-anticipated sophomore LP, and the rest of 2012 is set to be a time full of long-overdue conversations about transgender women in the music scenes.
Evan Greer is currently finishing a sophomore full-length LP due out later this summer, and a collaborative album with hip-hop artist Spiritchild.
Liz Pelly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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