Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

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Basic Books, 08.03.2016 - 416 Seiten
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“A foundational text for anyone hoping to understand transgender politics and culture in the U.S. today.” —NPR
Named as one of 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time by Ms. Magazine


Julia Serano shares her experiences and insights—both pre- and post-transition—to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole.

Serano's well-honed arguments and pioneering advocacy stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive.

In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about being transgender, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - KittyCunningham - LibraryThing

This is an excellent book about gender and the privileges that are connected to it. I am not a fan of the author's style of writing. I would have rated the book more highly if it had been easier to read some thing I was truly interested in. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Narshkite - LibraryThing

DNFing this. I just cannot. I am a cis woman who laments the lack of intersectionality in activism on behalf of underrepresented communities and who cannot fathom why other cis people care so much ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Introduction
1
Trans Woman Manifesto
11
Part 1
21
Part 2
213
Notes
363
Credits
385
Acknowledgments
386
About the Author
391
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Über den Autor (2016)

Julia Serano is the author of four books, including Sexed Up.  Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, TIME, SalonOut, and Bitch.  Serano holds a  PhD  in biochemistry from Columbia University. She lives in Oakland, California.

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