© Alexandra Binsfeld 2014
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.
Binsfeld, Alexandra (2014) "Trans* Rights Under Egalitarianism," Res Cogitans: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 13. http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2155-4838.1105