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

Type
Book
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ISBN 10
1580056229 
ISBN 13
9781580056229 
Category
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Edition
2nd ed. 
Publication Year
2016 
Publisher
Pages
424 
Tags
Transgender, Sexuality, Sexuality, General, Minority Studies, Gay & Lesbian, Feminist Theory, Psychology, Gender Studies 
Abstract
 
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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 trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. Serano's well-honed arguments 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, and how this “feminine” weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire. In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms. - from Amzon 
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