Whipping Girl

Whipping Girl A Provocative Manifesto, Whipping Girl Tells The Powerful Story Of Julia Serano, A Transsexual Woman Whose Supremely Intelligent Writing Reflects Her Diverse Background As A Lesbian Transgender Activist And Professional Biologist Serano Shares Her 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 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 Activist Must Work To Embrace And Empower Femininity In All Of Its Wondrous Forms. I was talking to Lorena about this book Lorena is my go to person for all things gender related She lived as a lesbian for many years and so knows stuff I can t even guess at I told her that the strangest thing about reviewing this book I tend to review while I read nowadays one of the odd changes goodreads has wrought is how each of my mock reviews started with me stressing how straight I am It s the strangest thing Like someone about to review a book by a Nazi might start by mentioni I was talking to Lorena about this book Lorena is my go to person for all things gender related She lived as a lesbian for many years and so knows stuff I can t even guess at I told her that the strangest thing about reviewing this book I tend to review while I read nowadays one of the odd changes goodreads has wrought is how each of my mock reviews started with me stressing how straight I am It s the strangest thing Like someone about to review a book by a Nazi might start by mentioning they have Jewish friends.Did I mention I was straight Another friend of mine once told me he knew he was straight because he had never had a dream where he was having sex with a man, but frequently if not incessantly fantasised about sex with
This book has two halves, one of which I loved and one of which was pretty terrible The parts where she discussed, analyzed, and criticized transgender issues from terminology to medical processes were awesome Serano is a wonderful writer who really knows what she is talking about in this section She challenges assumptions, educates, and really makes the reader think I especially loved her final conclusions, that the focus should be on confronting gender privilege instead of simply performin This book has two halves, one of which I loved and one of which was pretty terrible The parts where she discussed, analyzed, and criticized transgender issues from term
COMPLETELY AWESOME IN EVERY WAY Gender analysis and theory that is somehow not wanktastic and jargony, is fresh, clear, and not all bogged down in a bunch of agenda driven bullshit, and based on the author s e
There are things I love about this book, mostly Serano spersonal writing, and some of the writing about her experiences on estrogen are beautiful heartbreaking All of her writing on hormones feels very spot on to me, as do her theories on the scapegoating of femininity But there were too many little unfair jabs at non binary genderqueer folks, and some of them felt really hurtful and maybe she made me cry It s pretty clear that Serano doesn t think that identifying outside of the binar There are things I love about this book, mostly Serano spersonal writing, and some of the writing about her experiences on estrogen are beautiful heartbreaking All of her writing on hormones feels very spot on to me, as do her theories on t
I failed to distinguish personal interpretive note making from writing for an audience here, and wrote too much about this book to fit into the space The full review summary is in three parts here Part IPart IIPart IIINeedless to say, I found the experience too important and overwhelming to review properly I d like to highlight these descriptions Transphobia is an irrational fear of, aversion to or discrimination against people whose gendered identities, appearances or behaviours differ from s I failed to distinguish personal interpreti
She s into the liberal subject, and I can t get behind that It wasn t all terrible, but it does a lot of essentialism and demonstrates a lot of the flaws of identity politics She dismisses performativity and construction but clearly doesn t understand the concepts, then obsesses over a real artificial dichotomy which makes sense because she s trying to posit that trans women are women too, but doesn t make sense because real and artificial can t apply to gender hence, we reach her goal but She s into the liberal subject, and I can t get behind that It wasn t all terrible, but it does a lot of essentialism and demonstrates a lot of the flaws of identity politics She dism
Well Phew There s a lot in here I have a lot of notes It took me two months to read this book, because I d get frustrated about her insistence on the biological origins of femininity and have to close the book I d really like to sit down with Julia over a bottle of wine and argue with her about that, because she makes some really interesting and valid points, but I deeply believe she s wrong But it s a clear, articulate, engaging, awesome book, which neatly unpicks the whole woman in a Well Phew There s a lot in here I have a lot of notes It took me two months to read this book, because I d get frustrated about her insistence on the biological origins of femininity and have to close the
My original review is below My viewpoint has changed as trans activism have become muchpersonal to me, and this book is the best education for trans allies book that I know of Further, it s really good if you ve ever felt constrained by social gender constructions Seriously it s a lot of good thinking about where stuff comes from and how to deal with it A friend recommended it to me one really has to process her ideas a lot before dissenting, I think I say this not because My original review is below My viewpoint has changed as trans activism have become muchpersonal to me, and this book is the best education for trans allies book that I know of Further, it s really good if you ve ever felt constrained by social gender constructions Seriously it s a lot of good thinking about where stuff comes from and how to deal with it A friend recommended it to me one really has to process her ideas a lot before dissenting, I think I say this not because she presents things badly indeed, her prose so far is quite organized and elegant but because
i love this book i was just quoting it in my cultural diversity class in counseling school now half the class promised to read it it s the best feminist text i ve read in years.things that i m grateful for the term transmisogyny the discussion of oppositional sexism the sharp analysis of media representations of trans women absence of trans men in the media the discussion of the history of cis academics scientists using abusing transsexual people the discussion of ci i love this book i was just quoting it in my cultural diversity class in counseling school n
I am beginning to wonder if It s good to be cis parallels It s good to be rich Being rich makes all these other problems of life invisible you want something You get it Or you order someone to get it for you The wish is the deed For the rest of us, the wish can be a receding mirage as we struggle to make a penny stretch, to squeeze time from job and other obligations, yadda So, yeah, it s nice to be richbut no one comes along and h

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  • Paperback
  • 390 pages
  • Whipping Girl
  • Julia Serano
  • English
  • 20 May 2019
  • 1580051545