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

 I've been trying to think for days of a professional and interesting way to write about this book, but I've been failing. Badly. I've actually written four posts on it and am not happy with any of them. The reason is that when I read this book, it kinda made my head explode. I know, eloquent, right?... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

However, such change will not come by managing the way we “do” our own gender, but by dismantling our own gender entitlement. If we truly want to bring an end to all gender-based oppression, then we must begin by taking responsibility for our own perceptions and presumptions. The most radical thing that any of us... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

Once we start thinking about gender as being socially exaggerated (rather than socially constructed), we can finally tackle the issue of sexism in our society without having to dismiss or undermine biological sex in the process. While biological gender differences are very real, most of the connotations, values, and assumptions we associate with female and... Continue Reading →

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