Read My Lips

Read My Lips

by Riki Wilchins
     
 

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Read My Lips burst on the scene in 1997 without precedent. It was unique, radical, endearing, outrageous, and very funny. It stood the orthodox academic and medical theories about transexuals on their heads. At last, a trans-intellectual built a theoretical foundation of transgenderism in accessible language, and, most importantly, laid out the tools to fight back

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Read My Lips burst on the scene in 1997 without precedent. It was unique, radical, endearing, outrageous, and very funny. It stood the orthodox academic and medical theories about transexuals on their heads. At last, a trans-intellectual built a theoretical foundation of transgenderism in accessible language, and, most importantly, laid out the tools to fight back against gender oppression. Now re-published as a canon of trans-writing--a book that has influenced queer academics and genderqueer folk everywhere for more than fifteen years--its message remains radical.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016783963
Publisher:
Riverdale Avenue Books/Magnus
Publication date:
04/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Riki Wilchins is an author, activist and gender theorist. The founding E.D. of GenderPAC, she is the author of Queer Theory/Gender Theory: An Instant Primer (Magnus) and co-editor of GenderQueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary (Magnus). Her work has been published in periodicals like the Village Voice and Social Text, as well as anthologies like Feminist Frontiers, Language Awareness, and The Encyclopedia of Identity. She has been profiled in the New York Times and Time Magazine selected her one of “100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century.” S/he is proud of her smart, courageous six-year-old daughter, Jade.

About Julia Serano

Julia Serano is best known for her book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, a collection of personal essays that reveal how misogyny frames popular assumptions about femininity, and shapes many of the myths and misconceptions people have about transsexual women. Julia is also an accomplished spoken word artist. She is a slam poetry champion (having qualified for finals and/or semifinals in Berkeley, San Francisco, and San Jose in the past) and has performed spoken word at a variety of high profile events, including Toronto Pride, San Francisco Pride Main Stage, The San Francisco Dyke March, Ladyfest Bay Area, and The National Queer Arts Festival

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