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She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters

She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters

by Robyn Ryle


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An accessible guide for learning about gender identity for those questioning their own genders, generally curious about gender, or interested in better understanding someone else's identity.

If you've ever questioned the logic of basing an entire identity around what you have between your legs, it's time to embark on a daring escape outside of the binary box. Written in a choose-your-own path style, you'll explore over one hundred different scenarios that embrace nearly every definition of gender around the globe and throughout history in a refreshingly creative exploration of the ways gender colors and shapes our world.

In She/He/They/Me, Dr. Robyn Ryle, professor of sociology and gender studies at Hanover College in Indiana, thoughtfully discusses gender constructs, expectations, and transitions along with covering everything from the science, biology, and psychology of gender to the philosophy, legality and societal implications.

This is a must-read for better understanding and celebrating LGBTQ+, nonbinary, and transgender identities and a great resource for parents of gender queer kids.

Praise for She/He/They/Me:

"An engaging, choose-your-own-adventure-style guide to gender that encourages readers to travel down paths with which they may not be familiar. These guided thought experiments are opportunities to consider just how strongly our gender assignments influence our daily lives."—Psychology Today

"Light and accessible, this is a smart and streamlined journey through the nuances of gender identity."—Booklist

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492666943
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Robyn Ryle grew up reading choose-your-own-adventure books and has more than fifteen years of experience making the topic of gender interesting and approachable. Her textbook, Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration is in its third edition and has been translated into Korean. Her writing on gender inequality appears in Investigating Social Problems (SAGE Press, 2014) and the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality. She has published essays on gender and race at Gawker, StorySouth, and Little Fiction/Big Truths, among others. She has a PhD in sociology from Indiana University–Bloomington and is currently professor of sociology and gender studies at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, gardening, baking, playing music (badly), and generally enjoying small-town life. She lives in a 140-year-old house with her husband, her daughter, and two peculiar cats.

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