Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity review Ç 104

review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Micah Rajunov

What happens when your gender doesn't fit neatly into the categories of male or female Even mundane interactions like filling out a form or using a public bathroom can be a struggle when these designations prove inadeuate In this groundbreaking book thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binaryThe powerful first person narratives of this collection show us a world where gender exists a. This collection of short essays from people who do not identify as just male or just female and that's where the similarities end There is a decent age diversity which helps to demonstrate how things have changed and how they haven't There is some racial diversity as well as a wide span of relationship types and class difference Most of the stories are USA based which is too bad as the international voices that could have been included would have been interesting the first essay starts in Thailand but is clearly western voices and there are not many if any points of view coming from people who are incarcerated or have been incarcerated or who live with disability Only one of the authors openly discussed the privilege of passing and only one of the authors I remember pointed out that the eual rights protections that still exist often do not apply to nonbinary individuals at last not explicitly and the need for protections I'm not sure it's fair to expect possibly the first collection like this to do everything but I felt I should at least share the holes I could see Randomly one of the people I follow in Instagram has an essay in here as well An important read but just the beginning

review Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity

Nonbinary Memoirs of Gender and IdentityLong a spectrum a web a multidimensional space Nuanced storytellers break away from mainstream portrayals of gender diversity cutting across lines of age race ethnicity ability class religion family and relationships From Suzi who wonders whether she'll ever feel like a woman after living fifty years as a man to Aubri who grew up in a cash strapped fundamentalist household to Sand who must reconcile the dual roles of trans advocate. If you're a Harry Potter fan you might be aware about the debacle surrounding JK Rowling's tweets and essay on trans people I was confused with one of the recent tweets about menstruation and said to my friends what's wrong with the tweet as she was asking about a term and linked an article on WASH practices which is like a huge health issue Obviously I foolishly did not realize the tweet itself was scornfully trans phobic since she defined women as “people who menstruate which is not accurate as trans men who haven’t transitioned still menstruate and there are women who don't menstruate And that was not the first time she did that Back in December when the Scottish parliament was discussing the revision of their Gender Recognition Act she also tweeted to support for a woman who lost an employment tribunal over comments she made on social media about transgender people More on JKR and discussion on gender thanks to my friends who corrected me It got me even curious and remembered I did have an unread book in my shelf Once I started it I was so glad that the theme was very relevant to my thirst of knowledge This book has 30 something essays that brought me into the lives of non binary people giving me intimate insights on their or their loved one lived experiences because that's also what gender is coming from various backgrounds age groups income levels race and so on Trans people transitioning genderfluid ones to parents with an agender child there are many voicesThe uality varies of course but as always putting yourself in their shoes looking at the world from their eyes you can't help getting new knowledge and understanding Or even at least openness to find out A few essays interestingly read like SFF short stories it's fantasticI wish the essays also include wider experiences like from outside the US since gender definition identity and expression are so diverse I also wish there's a discussion about why trans exclusionary radical feminist TERF exists As an AFABcis woman I guess I'd like to have practical pointers like shall I just let all people who look like men enter toilets since I might offend transgender individuals I'm fine with that if that's the case In Indonesia we only have a few unisex toiletsClearly I still have a lot to learn Thanks NetGalley and Columbia University Press

Micah Rajunov º 4 review

Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity review Ç 104 ↠ What happens when your gender doesn't fit neatly into the categories of male or female Even mundane interactions like filling out a form or using a public bathroom can be a struggle when these designations prove inadeuate In this groundbreaking book thirty authors highlAnd therapist the writers' conceptions of gender are inextricably intertwined with broader systemic issues Labeled gender outlaws gender rebels genderueer or simply human the voices in Nonbinary illustrate what life could be if we allowed the rigid categories of man and woman to loosen and bend They speak to everyone who has uestioned gender or has paused to wonder What does it mean to be a man or a woman and why do we care so muc. There's no singular one size fits all definition for being nonbinary At least not one that encompasses the full breadth of it This book does a beautiful job of shining the light on nonbinary voices representing the diversity within a single label The book arranges various memoirs under different themes they share addressing the basic uestion of what gender is what visibility means for nonbinary community understanding 'community' representation etcAdmittedly my genderueer self is biased towards this title and the experiences it shares But whether you've ever uestioned your assigned gender or whether you've wondered about folx whose gender doesn't conform with their assigned genders this book will help you make some sense out of the gender uagmireAs for me I'd say portions of this book resonated very loudly with me I found parts of me hidden away in these pages and that is a rare precious experience Reading this book was an absolute pleasure and I sincerely thank the publishers authors and netgalley for providing me with an ARC