A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of FemininityeBook
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Serano does a beautiful job addressing how sexism and transphobia intertwine themselves and helps the reader understand transgender issues are a feminist movement. While I was by no means unknowledgeable about trans issues before reading this, this book really challenged a lot of assumptions that... Read More »
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"... When it comes to gender, "natural" is the ultimate trump card because it takes the relevant issues - privilege and prejudice - off the table and frames the very real and legitimate perspectives of sexual minorities as "unnatural" or "artificial", and therefore unworthy of any serious consideration. This is why [the author] prefers the term "cissexual". It denotes the only relevant difference between that [natural] population and those of us who are transsexual: Cissexuals have only ever experienced their subconscious and physical sexes as being aligned." (p. 174)
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