So great!! I wish I'd read it years ago. It is now high on my list of recommended books on feminism, gender, and trans issues.
A little late to the game, but totally here for this book. #SJBookClub
Just another rainy Tuesday morning over here. #sjbookclub
It's August, which means we're diving into our next Social Justice Book Club pick! Want to join in the discussions? Comment here with your email address or email me at email@example.com and I'll send over an invite to our Slack. #SJBookClub
An incredibly important read for anyone who cares about trans issues.
This is an even more important read now, on this day when Trump has banned transgender people from the military, summarily reversing --through Twitter no less-- the open policy finally in place. My heart is broken, and healthcare remains on the line. 😔😔😔
Currently listening to this #SJbookclub selection
Hey Littens! For those new to my space, I help @kerry host a Social Justice Book Club. We have a Slack group for discussions. We've been on hiatus for the past couple of months, and will be back in August! If you'd like to join us, drop your email in the comments and we will add you. Veterans, excited to chat again!
More deets here: https://theshrinkette.com/2017/07/08/social-justice-book-club-updates-and-august...
Started listening to the audio book of Whipping Girl by Julia Serano last night. It's read by Serano and I really like the way she talks.
New books for my tbr shelf
Excited to read this book! Has anyone read it? I've been wanting to pick up a copy for ages, and one just became available on PBS. 👯
"We should beware of any gender theory that makes the assumption that there is any one 'right' or 'natural' way to be gendered or to be sexual. Such theories are typically narcissistic in nature, as they merely reveal their designers' desire to cast themselves on top of the gender hierarchy."
#feminism #transgender #LGBTQ #WNDB ❤️????
Discussion of the media's constant obsession showing trans woman putting on makeup, heels and dresses - "This sexualization of trans women's motives for transitioning not only belittles trans women's female identifies, but encourages the objectification of women as a whole."
This brings to mind portions of the invasive Barbara Walter/Caitlyn Jenner interview and many like it!
Argument for femininity: "For when we do open ourselves up, whether it be by honestly communicating our thoughts and feelings or expressing our emotions, it is a daring act, one that takes more courage and inner strength than the alpha male facade of silence and stoicism."
"In a male-centered gender hierarchy, where it is assumed that men are better than women and that masculinity is superior to femininity, there is no greater perceived threat that the existence of trans women, who despite being born male and inheriting male privilege "choose" to be female instead."
"...After all, it is downright sexist to reduce any woman (trans or otherwise) down to her mere body parts or to require her to live up to certain societally dictated ideals regarding her appearance."
I may be taking over your feed with quotes from this book as I slow read this. #sorrynotsorry #Feminism #Intersectional #TransFeminism
If only every author of essays made such a statement in their preface acknowledging the holes in their knowledge! 🙌🙌
*Note this is from the second edition published almost 10 years after the first publication date.
#FeministReads #Feminism #Trans #LGBTQ
Has anyone read this? It came up when I was looking for #LGBTQ as a recommendation on a BookTube channel. It looks fascinating and I've been looking for some more academic #FeministReads. I'm hoping to start it in a few days ❤️💛💚💙💜
#IntersectionalFeminism #Transgender #Feminism #Nonfiction
I am extremely honored that Julia Serano, author of Whipping Girl and Excluded, asked me to read and edit her upcoming book Outspoken. If you're interested in the history of trans activism, this book is one to preorder! Serano is an accessible, powerful writer, and her contribution to the conversation is an important one.
A very in depth view on transsexualism.