GenderQueer

GenderQueer Perhaps Than Any Other Issue, Gender Identity Has Galvanized The Queer Community In Recent Years The Questions Go Beyond The Nature Of Male Female To A Yet To Be Traversed Region That Lies Somewhere Between And Beyond Biologically Determined Gender In This Groundbreaking Anthology, Three Experts In Gender Studies And Politics Navigate Around Rigid, Societally Imposed Concepts Of Two Genders To Discover And Illuminate The Limitless Possibilities Of Identity Thirty First Person Accounts Of Gender Construction, Exploration, And Questioning Provide A Groundwork For Cultural Discussion, Political Action, And Even Greater Possibilities Of Autonomous Gender Choices Noted Scholar Joan Nestle Is Joined By Internationally Prominent Gender Warrior Riki Anne Wilchins And Historian Clare Howell To Provide A Societal, Cultural, And Political Exploration Of Gender Identity.Marketing Plans National Advertising The Advocate Academic Mailing To Gender Studies And Queer Studies Professors Media Campaign Hilighting Authors Nestle And WilchinsJoan Nestle Is The Cofounder Of The Lesbian Herstory Archives In New York And The Writer And Editor Of Six Books Including The Groundbreaking Women On Women Series Riki Anne Wilchins Is The Executive Director Of GenderPAC, The National Gender Advocacy Group, And The Cofounder Of The Gender Identity Project Of New York City S Lesbian And Gay Center She Is The Author Of Read My Lips Sexual Subversion And The End Of Gender Clare Howell Is A Senior Librarian At The Brooklyn Public Library. This is a collection of essays stories by people who don t fit into the neat packages of male and female A number of them defy any labels, while others identify by their gender or sexual orientation, but aren t quite what you d expect from that label.I did find it all interesting, but there was a lotdiscussion of sex than I was expecting It gives the impression that gender is all about or mostly about sex Not a lot of asexual voices in here, for one thing.It s also a little inacce This is a collection of essays stories by people who don t fit into the neat packages of male and female A number of them defy any labels, while others identify by their gender or sexual orientation, but aren t quite what you d expect from that label.I did find it all interesting, but there was a lotdiscussion of sex than I was expecting It gives the impression that gender is all about or mostly about sex Not a lot of asexual voices in here, for one thing.It s also a little inaccessible wait, bad term, scratch that term There are a number of references to people, places, events, and a lot of terms and acronyms that the writers and editors just expect you to know It seems to be written with the LGB if not even also T community in mind Now, I m not ignorant, but there were a number of things that went over my head completely And it took me a minute to fig
Holy crap, the intro essays are boring and not particularly well written It s no wonder I never made it through this book the first time I tried I am unimpressed with the idea that emerges in these essays that genderqueer folks have it harder than transexual folks I dislike this theme equally in reverse, as it is divisive and pointless and doesn t get the trans community anywhere We all struggle for different reasons, and I don t find it helpful to fight about who has a harder time.There a Holy crap, the intro essays are boring and not particularly well written It s no wonder I never made it through this book the first time I tried I am unimpressed with the idea that emerges in these essays that genderqueer f
A few essays of solid gender theory followed by many many first person essays by folks all along the gender borders Some narratives are better than others, but it s great to have so many different voices It gives a rich picture of the gender frontier. Excellent Not brand new and still covers ways of thinking, existing and identifying that many of us have yet to ponder Empowering and reassuring. This book is a collection of short pieces that actually divide into two books the majority are short personal essays, while the first sixty pages are intro and theory Both of these were wonderful and I recommend the whole book, although I can certainly see the two parts being worthwhile to people in different amounts or at different times or coming from different places I found the theory articles to be eye opening, as someone who hadn t been exposed to these ideas before and particularly to This book is a collection of short pieces that actually divide into two books the majority are short personal essays, while the first sixty pages are intro and theory Both of these were wonderful and I recommend the whole book, although I can certainly see the two parts being worthwhile to people in different amounts or at different times or coming from different places I fo
This book is amazingly affirming and eye opening It is a true testament to diversity and all the invisible groups and individuals within the queer community If you are seeking to understand the transgender, genderqueer, even butch and femme communities, all those gendered or not self expressions which generally go undiscussed, this book will really help And if you are looking for ideas support for your own expressions, look no further.The essays on gender are very insightful and incredibly This book is amazingly affirming and eye opening It is a true testament to diversity and all the invisible groups and individuals within the queer community If you are seeking to understand the transgender, genderqueer, even butch and femme communities, all those gendered or not self expressions which generally go undiscussed, this book will really help And if you are looking for ideas support for your own expressions, look no further.The essays on gender are very insightful and incredibly easy and fun to read, as well as eminently quotable The stories are touching and widely varied, so if you are queer in any form, I believe you are bound to connect and identify with at least one Even if not, the understanding it can provide is well worth the time it s a quick, delicious read, easily read in chapter installments before bedti
Fantastic collection of essays on gender While not a new topic to me, there were still some ah ha moments while reading And so many short essays to share with friends on the experience of genderqueerness Great read one of the first collections i found that really brought to life the lives of other genderqueer folks FANTASTIC I mark 5 stars a lot books are sweet This book is actually the most impressive work on breaking apart gender that I have read thoughof the nonfiction type..

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  • Paperback
  • 297 pages
  • GenderQueer
  • Joan Nestle
  • English
  • 20 January 2018
  • 1555837301