Whipping Girl
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Whipping Girl


  • Author : Julia Serano
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580056236


Whipping Girl Book Description :

In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful 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 and reputation as a thought-leader stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, 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 activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.

Whipping Girl
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Whipping Girl


  • Author : Julia Serano
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580056236


Whipping Girl Book Description :

In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful 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 and reputation as a thought-leader stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, 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 activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.

Whipping Girl

Whipping Girl


  • Author : L. Jacobs
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 152087989X


Whipping Girl Book Description :

My name is Alexander and I am an Elite Assassin for an organization called The Guard. I was taken, trained and conditioned to be everything that they needed from me and as a reward I received a Gift. My name is Allyanna and I am that Gift. I was taken from my family and used by The Guard to keep Alexander in line, I am their insurance, their leash, and their whipping girl.

Whipping Girl

Whipping Girl


  • Author : Aishling Morgan
  • Publisher : Nexus (UK)
  • Release Date : 2003-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 0352337893


Whipping Girl Book Description :

The devotees at the convent of St.Quay are subject to a harsh regime of corporal punishment and humiliation. For Lalage Vergelesses, the torment is double, for she is a whipping girl, assigned to take the punishments otherwise due to a noble's errant daughter. But the demure Demoiselle is not who she seems, and behind the arcane SM rituals, the convent hides some sinister secrets too. Part of the Scarlet Gothic series. Other titles include Scarlet Vice and Sin's Apprentice.

Excluded

Excluded


  • Author : Julia Serano
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580055055


Excluded Book Description :

A transformational approach to overcoming the divisions between feminist communities While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality--sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Some feminists vocally condemn other feminists because of how they dress, for their sexual partners or practices, or because they are seen as different and therefore less valued. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals, transgender people, and other gender and sexual minorities. In each case, exclusion is based on the premise that certain ways of being gendered or sexual are more legitimate, natural, or righteous than others. As a trans woman, bisexual, and femme activist, Julia Serano has spent much of the last ten years challenging various forms of exclusion within feminist and queer/LGBTQ movements. In Excluded, she chronicles many of these instances of exclusion and argues that marginalizing others often stems from a handful of assumptions that are routinely made about gender and sexuality. These false assumptions infect theories, activism, organizations, and communities--and worse, they enable people to vigorously protest certain forms of sexism while simultaneously ignoring and even perpetuating others. Serano advocates for a new approach to fighting sexism that avoids these pitfalls and offers new ways of thinking about gender, sexuality, and sexism that foster inclusivity.

Transgressive

Transgressive


  • Author : Rachel Anne Williams
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785926488


Transgressive Book Description :

How do I know I am trans? Is trans feminism real feminism? What is there to say about trans women's male privilege? This collection of insightful, pithy and passionately argued think pieces from a trans-feminist perspective explores issues surrounding gender, feminism and philosophy and challenges misconceptions about trans identities. The book confronts contentious debates in gender studies to alleviate ongoing tension between feminism and trans women. Split into six sections, this collection covers wider issues, as well as autobiographical experiences, designed to stimulate the reader and encourage them to actively participate.

Outspoken

Outspoken


  • Author : Julia Serano
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Feminism
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 099688100X


Outspoken Book Description :

Julia Serano (author of Whipping Girl and Excluded) combines elements of memoir, historical account, gender theory, and activist philosophy in her third book, Outspoken. This collection provides an insightful overview of where transgender activism has been, and compelling analysis of where it should head in the future.

Sexual Deceit

Sexual Deceit


  • Author : Kelby Harrison
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739177068


Sexual Deceit Book Description :

Using the methodologies and insights of queer theory, narrative theory and analytic philosophy, Sexual Deceit helps us to understand the issues of passing and to evaluate it from a moral point of view. Noting the importance of time and place in discussing this issue, Kelby Harrison combines the insights, key concepts, and important arguments in both traditional philosophy and queer theory in developing an ethical theory called “Gayness as Practical Identity.”

Derby Girl

Derby Girl


  • Author : Shauna Cross
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2007-09-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429997096


Derby Girl Book Description :

Meet Bliss Cavendar, a blue haired, indie-rock loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Blue Bonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny. Bliss' escape? Take up Roller Derby. When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most bad-assed derby chick has to learn.

Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights


  • Author : Paisley Currah
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452942582


Transgender Rights Book Description :

"Transgender Rights packs a surprising amount of information into a small space. Offering spare, tightly executed essays, this slim volume nonetheless succeeds in creating a spectacular, well-researched compendium of the transgender movement." -Law Library Journal Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories. Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and violence against transgender people remain all too common. With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses the movement’s achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future action. Examining crucial topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and grassroots organizing, this groundbreaking book is an indispensable resource in the fight for the freedom and equality of those who cross gender boundaries. Moving beyond media representations to grapple with the real lives and issues of transgender people, Transgender Rights will launch a new moment for human rights activism in America. Contributors: Kylar W. Broadus, Judith Butler, Mauro Cabral, Dallas Denny, Taylor Flynn, Phyllis Randolph Frye, Julie A. Greenberg, Morgan Holmes, Bennett H. Klein, Jennifer L. Levi, Ruthann Robson, Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Dean Spade, Kendall Thomas, Paula Viturro, Willy Wilkinson. Paisley Currah is associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute. Richard M. Juang cochairs the advisory board of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) in Washington, DC. He has taught at Oberlin College and Susquehanna University. He is the lead e