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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 March 8, 2016
Pages 392
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781580056229
ISBN-10 1580056229
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
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In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful 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. In this provocative manifesto, 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 activists 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
About: In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful 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.
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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