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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Seal Pr
Publication date June 1, 2007
Pages 390
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781580051545
ISBN-10 1580051545
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.95
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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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2 edition from Seal Pr (March 8, 2016)
9781580056229 | details & prices | 392 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $20.00
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from Seal Pr (June 1, 2007)
9781580051545 | details & prices | 390 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $15.95
About: 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.

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