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Book Title: Gender and Sexuality For Beginners|
Edition: For Beginners
Date of issue: June 11th 2013
ISBN 13: 9781934389690
The author of the book: Jaimee Garbacik
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.89 MB
Read full description of the books Gender and Sexuality For Beginners:We should not need to prove our experiences, defend our realities, or negotiate basic human rights. But we do.
What does sexual orientation mean if the very categories of gender are in question? How do we measure equality when our society's definitions of "male" and "female" leave out much of the population? There is no consensus on what a "real" man or woman is, where one's sex begins and ends, or what purpose the categories of masculine and feminine traits serve. While significant strides have been made in recent years on behalf of women's, gay and lesbian rights, there is still a large division between the law and day-to-day reality for LGBTQIA and female-identified individuals in American society. The practices, media outlets and institutions that privilege heterosexuality and traditional gender roles as "natural" need a closer examination.
Gender and Sexuality For Beginners considers the uses and limitations of biology in defining gender. Questioning gender and sex as both categories and forms of compulsory identification, it critically examines the issues in the historical and contemporary construction, meaning and perpetuation of gender roles. Gender and Sexuality For Beginners interweaves neurobiology, psychology, feminist, queer and trans theory, as well as historical gay and lesbian activism to offer new perspectives on gender inequality, ultimately pointing to the clear inadequacy of gender categories and the ways in which the sex-gender system oppresses us all.
Gender and Sexuality For Beginners examines the evolution of gender roles and definitions of sexual orientation in American society, illuminating how neither is as objective or "natural" as we are often led to believe.
Read information about the authorJaimee Garbacik is a writer, book editor, artist, and the owner and founder of Footnote Editorial. She has been privileged to edit for New York Times bestselling authors, Caldecott Honor and Emmy Award recipients, and some of the world’s foremost scientists.
Jaimee is the author of Gender and Sexuality For Beginners (For Beginners, illus. by Jeffrey Lewis), a critical examination of the sex-gender system and the evolution of gender roles, currently on curricula at more than a dozen universities. She is also the curator and editor of Ghosts of Seattle Past (Chin Music Press), an anthology of essays, art, comix, photography, interviews, and maps commemorating places in Seattle lost to rapid development.
A former programming chair of The Vera Project, when not writing and editing, she spray paints on found windows, advocates for youth equity, and guest lectures.
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