Whipping Girl

Whipping Girl
Author: Julia Serano
Publsiher: Seal Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-03-08
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781580056236

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In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her 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 and reputation as a thought-leader 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.

Whipping Girl

Whipping Girl
Author: Julia Serano
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-03-08
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781580056236

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In this updated second edition, biologist and trans woman Julia Serano reveals a unique perspective on femininity, masculinity, and gender identity. In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her 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 and reputation as a thought-leader 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.

Whipping Girl

Whipping Girl
Author: Julia Serano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2016-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1580056229

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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."--provided by Amazon.com

Excluded

Excluded
Author: Julia Serano
Publsiher: Seal Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-10-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781580055055

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While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality—sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals, transgender people, and other gender and sexual minorities. In each case, exclusion is based on the premise that certain ways of being gendered or sexual are more legitimate, natural, or righteous than others. As a trans woman, bisexual, and femme activist, Julia Serano has spent much of the last ten years challenging various forms of exclusion within feminist and queer/LGBTQ movements. In Excluded, she chronicles many of these instances of exclusion and argues that marginalizing others often stems from a handful of assumptions that are routinely made about gender and sexuality. These false assumptions infect theories, activism, organizations, and communities—and worse, they enable people to vigorously protest certain forms of sexism while simultaneously ignoring and even perpetuating others. Serano advocates for a new approach to fighting sexism that avoids these pitfalls and offers new ways of thinking about gender, sexuality, and sexism that foster inclusivity rather than exclusivity.

Whipping Girl

Whipping Girl
Author: Le Marquis Divin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2009-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1438975341

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A classmate recently remarked "That was so long ago I can't remember if I ever had a childhood." Return to those thrilling days of yesteryear the 1950's when the big entertainment was at the State Theater, featuring "Ma and Pa Kettle" and "Francis the Talking Mule." This is the true story of life in small town America, one kid's experience of growing up in a large Irish Catholic family of 10 kids with all the required ritualistic Catholic ceremonies. Formal schooling started for this youngster with a 3-year stretch in the joint at St. Aloysius Military Academy, marching to the tune of some of the sweetest old ladies dressed in black. Followed by those exciting days at St. Teresa's, run by two of the toughest Sisters of Charity in the system, Sister Mary Raphael, a.k.a. "Bucky Beaver," the principal, and her sidekick, Sister Augustine, up against Woody and his fun loving instigator pal. It is a fast moving and funny story of numerous mishaps by a carefree fifty's kid. A kid who accidentally freezes his spirited horse, "Shorty", gets canned as an altar boy after one long week, becomes a young entrepreneur selling dirt. There are stories about camping out, Boy Scouts, BB guns, Irish Nannies, Nuns in charge, ringing the holy fire bell at St. Teresa's. Then there is a description of what life was like before McDonald's. There is never a dull moment. It's a childhood autobiography filled with memorable surprises. Learn, as I did, everything you'll ever need to know about f growing up from Woody, the street-smart Italian kid that somehow knew how life really worked. Woody was a true "biker" from the 4th grade on. Enjoy reliving the tranquil 1950's with someone that still remembers being there.

Whipping Girl

Whipping Girl
Author: Aishling Morgan
Publsiher: Nexus (UK)
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2003-03-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0352337893

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The devotees at the convent of St.Quay are subject to a harsh regime of corporal punishment and humiliation. For Lalage Vergelesses, the torment is double, for she is a whipping girl, assigned to take the punishments otherwise due to a noble's errant daughter. But the demure Demoiselle is not who she seems, and behind the arcane SM rituals, the convent hides some sinister secrets too. Part of the Scarlet Gothic series. Other titles include Scarlet Vice and Sin's Apprentice.

Sexed Up

Sexed Up
Author: Julia Serano
Publsiher: Seal Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-05-17
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1541674804

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The author of landmark manifesto Whipping Girl exposes the violent ways we are all sexualized-then offers a bold path for resistance Feminists have long challenged the ways in which men tend to sexualize women. But pioneering activist, biologist, and trans woman Julia Serano argues that sexualization is a far more pervasive problem, as it's something that we all do to other people, often without being aware of it. Why do we perceive men as sexual predators and women as sexual objects? Why are LGBTQ+ people stereotyped as being sexually indiscriminate and deceptive? Why are people of color still being hypersexualized? These stereotypes push minorities farther into the margins, and even the privileged are policed from transgressing, lest they also become targets. Many view sexualization as a mere component of sexism, racism, or queerphobia, but Serano argues that liberation from sexual violence comes through collectively confronting sexualization itself.

Outspoken

Outspoken
Author: Julia Serano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2016
Genre: Feminism
ISBN: 099688100X

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Julia Serano (author of Whipping Girl and Excluded) combines elements of memoir, historical account, gender theory, and activist philosophy in her third book, Outspoken. This collection provides an insightful overview of where transgender activism has been, and compelling analysis of where it should head in the future.

Sex Changes

Sex Changes
Author: Patrick Califia
Publsiher: Soft Skull Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2003
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111928136

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Hailed a 'revolutionary antidote to America's growing sexual conservatism', Califia is the most outspoken and intelligent commentator on sexual politics writing today. Sex Changes combines his meticulously researched contemporary history of transexuality with his trademark fearless criticism of mainstream sex culture. Writing about both male-to-female and female-to-male transsexuals, Califia examines the lives of early transgender pioneers and activists. In this new edition, he speaks intimately about becoming a parent in a two-father household.

Yes You Are Trans Enough

Yes  You Are Trans Enough
Author: Mia Violet
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-06-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781784506285

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With entertaining anecdotes and thoughtful observations, this memoir depicts the realities of being a trans woman - from bullying and botched coming out attempts to self-acceptance and love - whilst exploring the most pressing questions in the transgender debate.

The Woman with the Whip

The Woman with the Whip
Author: María Flores,Mary Main
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1952
Genre: Argentina
ISBN: STANFORD:36105010317456

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A Fine Dessert Four Centuries Four Families One Delicious Treat

A Fine Dessert  Four Centuries  Four Families  One Delicious Treat
Author: Emily Jenkins
Publsiher: Schwartz & Wade
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-01-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780375987717

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A New York Times Best Illustrated Book From highly acclaimed author Jenkins and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Blackall comes a fascinating picture book in which four families, in four different cities, over four centuries, make the same delicious dessert: blackberry fool. This richly detailed book ingeniously shows how food, technology, and even families have changed throughout American history. In 1710, a girl and her mother in Lyme, England, prepare a blackberry fool, picking wild blackberries and beating cream from their cow with a bundle of twigs. The same dessert is prepared by an enslaved girl and her mother in 1810 in Charleston, South Carolina; by a mother and daughter in 1910 in Boston; and finally by a boy and his father in present-day San Diego. Kids and parents alike will delight in discovering the differences in daily life over the course of four centuries. Includes a recipe for blackberry fool and notes from the author and illustrator about their research.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl EasyRead Large Bold Edition

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  EasyRead Large Bold Edition
Author: Harriet A. Jacobs
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2008-11-05
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9781442901087

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Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 101-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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"Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt

Girlhood

Girlhood
Author: Melissa Febos
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-03-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781635572537

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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner National Bestseller Lambda Literary Award Finalist NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME * NPR * The Washington Post * Kirkus Reviews * Washington Independent Review of Books * The Millions * Electric Literature * Ms Magazine * Entropy Magazine * Largehearted Boy * Passerbuys “Irreverent and original.” –New York Times “Magisterial.” –The New Yorker “An intoxicating writer.” –The Atlantic “A classic!” –Mary Karr “A true light in the dark.” –Stephanie Danler “An essential, heartbreaking project.” –Carmen Maria Machado A gripping set of stories about the forces that shape girls and the adults they become. A wise and brilliant guide to transforming the self and our society. In her powerful new book, critically acclaimed author Melissa Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them. When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she'd been told about herself and the habits and defenses she'd developed over years of trying to meet others' expectations. The values she and so many other women had learned in girlhood did not prioritize their personal safety, happiness, or freedom, and she set out to reframe those values and beliefs. Blending investigative reporting, memoir, and scholarship, Febos charts how she and others like her have reimagined relationships and made room for the anger, grief, power, and pleasure women have long been taught to deny. Written with Febos' characteristic precision, lyricism, and insight, Girlhood is a philosophical treatise, an anthem for women, and a searing study of the transitions into and away from girlhood, toward a chosen self.