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Gender Outlaw
Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us | Kate Bornstein
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Gender Outlaw is the work of a woman who has been through some changes--a former heterosexual male, a one-time Scientologist and IBM salesperson, now a lesbian woman writer and actress who makes regular rounds on the TV (so to speak) talk shows. In her book, Bornstein covers the "mechanics" of her surgery, everything you've always wanted to know about gender (but were too confused to ask) addresses the place and politics of the transgendered and intterogates the questions of those who give the subject little thought, creating questions of her own.
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sophierayton
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The main thought I had throughout reading this book was that the 'problem' with LGBTQ+ people, is everyone else. Why does the rest of the world care? I just wish everyone would chill out, be kind and let people live their lives however they want. This is why books like this are so important; because people fear what they don't understand, and while it's not the job of transgender people to educate the rest of us, it is generous when they do so.

Reggie Nice! 3mo
Weaponxgirl Yes! It‘s no one else‘s job to prove to you that they are a person like you, it‘s your job to not be a twat 3mo
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kgriffith
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Couldn‘t help but chuckle to see that @brandybear22 had posted about a passage I had also highlighted. Not at all surprising, really. 😏☺️

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brandybear22
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Femme cues...

kgriffith I‘m sure you‘ll be shocked to know that I highlighted the same passage. 😉 4mo
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brandybear22
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In this culture, gender attribution, like gender assignment, is phallocentric. That is, one is male until perceived otherwise... It would take the presence of roughly four female cues to outweigh the presence of one male cue.

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brandybear22
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Getting a start on my Queer book club‘s April reading selection.

“...and there are as many truthful experiences of gender as there are people who think they have a gender.”

kgriffith I just ordered mine this afternoon :) 6mo
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BookishFeminist
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#bookhaul pt 2 from my library's book sale 🎉 I'm never going to dig out of my TBR.

Reviewsbylola I feel the same way! Rules of Civility is so good! 2y
Suzze I have Rules of Civility sitting here waiting for me. 2y
Alicia Such good picks! Re Jane was cute! 2y
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LeahBergen There are several in that pile that are on MY TBR shelves, too! 😩 2y
Suet624 Lucky you!!! 2y
Literaryunicorn Serena is so good! Movie... not so much. ❤️⛰ 2y
Bookwitchery This is a good problem to have, though. :) 2y
BooksMcD I recently got Cleopatra at a library book sale too! Funny 😊 2y
AliBG Bornstein!!! 2y
RebeccaSpeas Cleopatra is a great book!! 2y
Dragon Nice haul 👍 2y
readinginthedark I started reading Empire of the Summer Moon some years ago but never finished it. I should do that... 2y
acc5446 my gf LOOOOVED Seveneves! I hope you do too! 2y
Tonton Great stack 😎 4mo
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