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Whipping Girl : A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (Paperback) (Julia

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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.
Number of Pages: 392
Genre: Social Science, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Feminism + Feminist Theory, Gender Studies, Human Sexuality
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Julia Serano
Language: English
Street Date: March 8, 2016
TCIN: 50377864
UPC: 9781580056229
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-6122
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