Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity


Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity Author Julia Serano
ISBN-10 1580051545
ISBN-13 9781580051545
Year 2007-05-14
Pages 408
Language English
Publisher Seal Press
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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 observationsboth pre and post transitionto 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 femininityin all of its wondrous forms

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