Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Social Science - 245 pages
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Gender Outlaw is the work of a woman who has been through some changes--a former heterosexual male, a one-time Scientologist and IBM salesperson, now a lesbian woman writer and actress who makes regular rounds on the TV (so to speak) talk shows. In her book, Bornstein covers the "mechanics" of her surgery, everything you've always wanted to know about gender (but were too confused to ask) addresses the place and politics of the transgendered and intterogates the questions of those who give the subject little thought, creating questions of her own.

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User Review  - Narshkite - LibraryThing

This is a brave and forward thinking book. Though much of this is dated, when it was written nearly 20 years ago it was clearly groundbreaking. I commend Ms. Bornstein on her vision, her humor, and ... Read full review

GENDER OUTLAW: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A thoughtful challenge to gender ideology that continually asks difficult questions about identity, orientation, and desire. Bornstein cleverly incorporates cultural criticism, dramatic writing, and ... Read full review

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Kate Bornstein is a performance artist, actress and writer. She has appeared on Donahue, CNBC'S Real Personal, and other television talk shows. Her performances have drawn artistic praise from San Francisco to New York. Her most recent performance piece is The Opposite Gender is. . .Neither!.

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