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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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“A foundational text for anyone hoping to understand transgender politics and culture in the U.S. today.” —NPR
Named as one of 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time by Ms. Magazine


Julia Serano shares her experiences and insights—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 and pioneering advocacy 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.

In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about being transgender, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.

Julia Serano is the author of four books, including Sexed Up.  Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, TIME, SalonOut, and Bitch.  Serano holds a  PhD  in biochemistry from Columbia University. She lives in Oakland, California.

ISBN: 9781580056229

ISBN-10: 9781580056229

Publisher: Seal Press

Publication Date: 03/08/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/08/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 432

Language: English

Categories

Social Science / Gender Studies

Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory

Psychology / Human Sexuality