Whipping girl : a transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Whipping girl : a transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity

Whipping girl : a transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity

Author: Julia Serano
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
"In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations -- both pre- and post-transition -- to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Memoirs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Serano
ISBN: 9781580056229 1580056229
OCLC Number: 1031414963
Description: xxvi, 392 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Coming to terms with transgenderism and transsexuality --
Skirt chasers : why the media depicts the trans revolution in lipstick and heels --
Before and after : class and body transformations --
Boygasms and girlgasms : a frank discussion about hormones and gender difference --
Blind spots : on subconscious sex and gender entitlement --
Intrinsic inclinations : explaining gender and sexual diversity --
Pathological science : debunking sexological and sociological models of transgenderism --
Dismantling cissexual privilege --
Ungendering in art and academia --
Experiential gender --
Deconstructive surgery --
Bending over backwards : traditional sexism and trans-woman-exclusion policies --
Self-deception --
Trans-sexualization --
Submissive streak --
Love rant --
Crossdressing : demystifying femininity and rethinking "male privilege" --
Barrette manifesto --
Putting the feminine back into feminism --
The future of queer/trans activism.
Responsibility: Julia Serano.
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In this updated second edition with a new preface, biologist and trans woman Julia Serano reveals a unique perspective on femininity, masculinity, and gender identity  Read more...


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Advance praise for the second edition of Whipping Girl: "It's official: Whipping Girl is a 21st century feminist classic. It's also a gift to a culture (still) struggling to face its own misogyny. Read more...

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