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

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by Julia Serano
 

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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

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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Julia Serano plows a whole lot of new ground. She is not the 'Christopher Columbus' of this world, but she is certainly the first, most intellectual person to get here. I have been a Trans-woman for years, and she taught me worlds of information. This is an absolute must-read for anyone that is interested in learning about the trans world. It is NOT so different from the world you know. It is your world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read quite a few books on being trans, trying to figure myself out, but this is the first one I've ever read that really made me think this could be me. I love that the author's story is not conventional, and her theories about the difference between gender identity and inner sex are on point. Of course the book's primary purpose is to relate ideas about feminism in terms specifically about oppositional sexism and transmisogyny affect transpersons and the public in general. While these concepts aren't necessarily novel in and of themselves this is the first thing I've ever read that made feminism relevant to my life and easily could explain everything I've felt and seen in my own life. Highly recommended.
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Mireille72 More than 1 year ago
Julia Serano is incredible at describing the dangers of and prejudices against femininity. Men and women both tend to consider femininity frivolous when compared to masculinity, particularly in a trans perspective. That women would want to be men is understandable, because they are trading feminine weakness for masculine strength. But why a MAN would want to be a WOMAN and give up "his" power... She explains so much. As far as the genetic basis of it, I'm still not sure, but whether it is genetic or "choice" she really explains a lot. Props to Julia.