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“What Are We Going to Do with a Penis in the Room?”: Rape Crisis Centers and Treatment of Transgender Survivors

Sexual and Gender Minority Health

ISBN: 978-1-83867-147-1, eISBN: 978-1-83867-146-4

ISSN: 1057-6290

Publication date: 15 January 2021

Abstract

Originality: Research on the transgender experience, particularly at rape crisis centers and other healthcare organizations that provide gender-segregated service, is limited That literature often presents those organizing women-only space as monolithic and struggles around the inclusion of trans people oversimplified. My research illuminates how gender inequality is reproduced in an organization aimed at challenging that inequality. My research shows the logics of those engaged within an organization reproducing oppression despite individuals' desires to challenge oppression.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank the editors and reviewers for their thoughtful comments as well as Noam Perry, Tracy Royce, Tonya Lindsey, Joan Budesa, Vanessa Vance, Alena Marie, Jeff Landeck, Leila Rupp, the participants from Leila's Feminist Studies graduate writing proseminar, and especially Sarah Fenstermaker for their helpful comments on this chapter. I am also grateful to my research participants who shared their experience and expertise with me.

Citation

Guckenheimer, D. (2021), "“What Are We Going to Do with a Penis in the Room?”: Rape Crisis Centers and Treatment of Transgender Survivors", LeBlanc, A.J. and Perry, B.L. (Ed.) Sexual and Gender Minority Health (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 21), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 299-319. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-629020210000021018

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