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Whipping Girl

Whipping Girl

A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

Julia Serano || Paperback || 9781580056229

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“A foundational text for anyone hoping to understand transgender politics and culture in the U.S. today.” —NPR
Named as one of 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time by Ms. Magazine

Julia Serano shares her experiences and insights—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 pioneering advocacy 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.

In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about being transgender, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.

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About the Author

Julia Serano is an Oakland, California-based writer, spoken word performer, activist, and biologist. She is the author of several award-winning books, including <em>Whipping Girl</em>, <em>Excluded</em>, and her debut novel <em>99 Erics</em>. Julia&#39;s forthcoming book &ndash; <em>Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back</em> &ndash; will be released by Seal Press in May, 2022. Julia&rsquo;s other writings have appeared in over twenty anthologies, in news and media outlets such as The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, Salon, The Daily Beast, and Ms., and have been used as teaching materials in college courses across North America.