Whipping Girl by Julia Serano audiobook

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

By Julia Serano
Read by Julia Serano

Seal Press, Hachette Original 9781580056229
11.60 Hours 1
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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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Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s official: Whipping Girl is a 21st century feminist classic. It’s also a gift to a culture (still) struggling to face its own misogyny. Serano’s writing is clear, gracious, and incredibly illuminating.” Jennifer Baumgardner, Executive Director/Publisher of the Feminist Press
“Serano’s thinking continues to challenge and delight—Whipping Girl is a foundational text that will prove to be timeless.” Jessica Valenti, author of He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut

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Author Bio: Julia Serano

Author Bio: Julia Serano

Julia Serano is a California-based writer, performer, activist, and biologist. Julia’s writings have appeared in over a dozen anthologies, and in magazines and news outlets such as the Guardian, the Daily Beast, AlterNet.org, the Advocate, Out, Bitch, and Ms. Magazine.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 11.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English