Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Feminity Paperback – 23 Apr 2007
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About the Author
Julia Serano is a writer and spoken-word artist on the subject of gender with a PhD in Biochemistry from Columbia University. She is a researcher at UC Berkeley in the field of Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and has performed her spoken word at such high-profile events as the National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco Trans and Dyke March Stages, Ladyfest Bay Area, and "The Vagina Monologues. "Serano's work has appeared in "Bitch" magazine's "BITCHFest, Clamor, Kitchen Sink, The Believer, The San Francisco Chronicle, "and on "Invisible Ink Radio "(NPR). Julia lives in Oakland, CA.
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- how trans people are depicted in the media
- the way psychiatrists have pathologised trans people, preferring to see them as objects of curiosity, rather than helping them cope with their condition
- the way gender theorists in academia have written about trans people without actually having done any first-hand research - never having listened to them, preferring only to consider them from a distance
- the discrimination against trans people in society
- Serano's own account of what it's like for her as a trans woman
My review can't possibly do Serano's book any justice. She obviously put a tremendous amount of effort into it and it was all thoroughly researched. Never have I read something so eloquent by a trans person. I'm usually a slow reader, but I got through the book in a day. Please order it now - you won't be disappointed!
The text is illuminating and offers an insight into Serano's life without ever feeling autobiographical, which always frustrated me about other books with Transgender authors.
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Best read of 2015. Powerful, insightful, clarifies so many myths and misrepresentations.Published 28 days ago by Jped
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