A Guide to Gender (2nd Edition): The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook

A Guide to Gender (2nd Edition): The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook

by Sam Killermann

Paperback(Revised with new foreword, new chapters, and conclusion.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989760249
Publisher: Impetus Books
Publication date: 03/15/2017
Edition description: Revised with new foreword, new chapters, and conclusion.
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 332,348
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx

Foreword by the Author

Basic Training

Learning the things every social justice advocate needs to know, before we get into the gender-specific material.

1. Genderal Address

2. Navigating the Book

3. Defining Social Justice

4. The Cycle of Oppression

5. The Corruption of the Golden Rule

6. Understanding Intersections of Identity

7. Checking your Privilege

Breaking through the Binary

Moving from a traditional, incomplete understanding of gender to an inclusive, cognitively complex understanding of gender diversity.

8. Gender Norms

9. Introduction to the Genderbread Person

10. Genderbread 101: Getting Started

11. Using the “Spectrums” Genderbread Person

12. An Improved Way of Visualizing Gender

13. Using the “-Ness” Genderbread Person

14. Gender Identity Explored

15. Gender Expression Explored

16. Anatomical Sex Explored

17. Attraction and Gender

18. An Assortment of Gender Identities

19. How to Diagnose Someone as Transgender

20. The Dangers of Normalized Binary Gender

21. A “Non-Vital” Medical Procedure

22. Let’s Talk About Bathrooms

23. A Unified Understanding of Gender

Feminism and Gender Equity

Taking a quick look at the most contemporarily prominent gender movement and how it aligns with a more comprehensive cause.

24. The Well-Intentioned Misogynist

25. A Gender-Inclusive Feminist Perspective

26. Why People Believe Feminism Hates Men

Social Justice Competence: Working for Gender Equity

From comprehension to competence, knowledge to action, thinking to doing—this section focuses on preparing you for social justice interventions and education.

27. Why My Approach to Social Justice is Better than Yours

28. Being Well-Intentioned Isn’t Good Enough

29. No Such Thing as a Positive Stereotype

30. Making Forms Gender Inclusive

31. “Partner” and Other Inclusive Language

32. Political Correctness vs. Being Inclusive

33. Responding to Non-Inclusive Language



The more you know, the more you know. Additional bits and pieces that help complete this gender puzzle.

A. Glossary

B. Trans* Asterisk

C. Recommended Reading & Works Referenced

D. Heartfelt Thanks

E. Cut-outs

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I've read about this. Sums up the subject in an accessible way. And is funny! Strongly recommend.