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

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Copyright:
2007

Book Details

Book Quality:
Excellent
Book Size:
392 Pages
ISBN-13:
9781580051545
Publisher:
N/A
Date of Addition:
Copyrighted By:
Julia Serano
Adult content:
No
Language:
English
Categories:
Nonfiction, Health, Mind and Body, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
Submitted By:
Liz Halperin
Proofread By:
Lena
Usage Restrictions:
This is a copyrighted book.

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Serano flouts the HBIGDA expectations that Male-to-Female transsexuals must present as the sterotypical "department store" view of femininitity: full make-up, dresses, hosiery, high heels, etc. in order to be accepted by a Gender Identity Clinic. She speaks of the sexism and its history within the Gender Identity Clinics and HBIGDA Standards of Care. (See Gerald Ramsey's "Transsexuals: Candid Answers to Private Questions", on Bookshare.) Serano herself, still wears gender neutral clothes, such as jeans and tshirts, as many women do. An excellent read for *anyone* learning about this topic and full of resources and added information. She raises the all-important question of "male privilege" and the questions that come asking why a "man" would give up such perceived privilege and choose to become a woman. Well-documented.