The Riddle of Gender (Google eBook)
When Deborah Rudacille learned that a close friend had decided to transition from female to male, she felt compelled to understand why.
Coming at the controversial subject of transsexualism from several angles–historical, sociological, psychological, medical–Rudacille discovered that gender variance is anything but new, that changing one’s gender has been met with both acceptance and hostility through the years, and that gender identity, like sexual orientation, appears to be inborn, not learned, though in some people the sex of the body does not match the sex of the brain.
Informed not only by meticulous research, but also by the author’s interviews with prominent members of the transgender community, The Riddle of Gender is a sympathetic and wise look at a sexual revolution that calls into question many of our most deeply held assumptions about what it means to be a man, a woman, and a human being.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender RightsUser Review - Paula Mckinley - Goodreads
This book is extremely important for everyone to read. As we are entering an age where equality is being debated within the United States, 'The Riddle of Gender' is an important read. This book ... Read full review
Review: The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender RightsUser Review - Gabe - Goodreads
This is a very good book, particularly for people unfamiliar with gender theory and wanting to know more about modern conceptions of gender. Having both a wide variety of first hand experiences of ... Read full review
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