Whipping Girl by Julia Serano
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Whipping Girl
By Julia Serano

Whipping Girl

A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity annotated edition

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Whipping Girl by Julia Serano

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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 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. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781580051545
ISBN-10: 1580051545
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Seal Press
Publisher: Seal Press
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Julia Serano

Julia Serano is a writer and spoken-word artist on the subject of gender with a PhD in Biochemistry from Columbia University. She is a researcher at UC Berkeley in the field of Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and has performed her spoken word at such high-profile events as the National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco Trans and Dyke March Stages, Ladyfest Bay Area, and "The Vagina Monologues. "Serano's work has appeared in "Bitch" magazine's "BITCHFest, Clamor, Kitchen Sink, The Believer, The San Francisco Chronicle, "and on "Invisible Ink Radio "(NPR). Julia lives in Oakland, CA.

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