Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism (2020)

Sex Changes The Politics of Transgenderism Patrick Califia is one of the most outspoken and intelligent commentators on sexual politics writing today Writing about both male to female and female to male transsexuals he examines the lives of e
  • Title: Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism
  • Author: Patrick Califia-Rice
  • ISBN: 9781573441803
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism
    Patrick Califia is one of the most outspoken and intelligent commentators on sexual politics writing today Writing about both male to female and female to male transsexuals, he examines the lives of early transgender pioneers like Christine Jorgensen, Jan Morris, Renee Richards and Mark Rees and contemporary transgender activists like Leslie Feinberg and Kate Bornstein.Patrick Califia is one of the most outspoken and intelligent commentators on sexual politics writing today Writing about both male to female and female to male transsexuals, he examines the lives of early transgender pioneers like Christine Jorgensen, Jan Morris, Renee Richards and Mark Rees and contemporary transgender activists like Leslie Feinberg and Kate Bornstein This edition features an updated introduction by the author and includes a bibliography, list of resources, and index.
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    1. People are too judgemental of others I m asexual so I can somewhat relate, but being transgendered is a whole other thing and often people are too intolerant to accept the concept that not everybody is the gender they should be This book is a powerful statement of choice, understanding and the heated issues that come along with trans rights in a modern age.

    2. Astonishingly detailed and objective studies on everything transgender This book is an amazing first step for anybody interested in understanding about transgender and transsexual history, and parts of it definitely helped me develop a great understanding of my sense of self.

    3. It s been a bit since I read this book, but I d have to say the only reason Pat Calfia is considered provocative might be because he attacks other trans writers as not being trans enough, or not trans in the right way I was fine with him complaining about Janice Raymond definitely not a trans writer, just an idiot who writes ABOUT trans people , but when he attacked Kate Bornstein one of my favourite writers simply for being open about her past as a male, it was not okay This is an informative b [...]

    4. Ever the revolutionary, Califia Rice s thorough and evocative review of the transgender movement and its impact trades an overall theme or message for a case by case response While it packs as much punch as any other study in a significantly easier to understand form, it shares with its forebears the lack of a concrete conclusion.

    5. I haven t read this book in years, and so cannot give an especially detailed review of it I gave it five stars simply because it had such an enormous, and deeply personal, influence on me when I read it I read this book when I was 16 and just coming out as an FtM to my friends and family I read passages from this book out loud to my mother, and she was able to relate to them from a feminist perspective even while she felt conflicted about my announcement that I am transsexual I believe this book [...]

    6. A staggeringly sweeping overview of trans memoir and theory, I also found this book to be completely approachable Parenthetically, this is another book written by Califia pre transition though the author does frankly discuss their considerations about transition and their decision not to pursue it at that time Starting with the famous Christine Jorgensen bio and other trans biographies, Califia moves from there into the complicated roles of medical professionals, anti trans sentiment in lesbian [...]

    7. Oui oui oui Vraiment tr s bien crit, bon d coupage de chapitres, tr s bien sourc s et document s, argument s Certains passages sont sur lire sur la transphobie des f ministes lesbiennes des ann es 70 C est un livre n cessaire pour comprendre l histoire du mouvement trans, des trans, des militants et leurs partenaires de vie en terme d identit et de repr sentations Tr s content de voir que tout les sujets sont discut comme la biphobie, le peu de repr sentations et discussions sur la sant et sexua [...]

    8. This is one of my absolute favorite books Patrick Califia is a wordsmith, full of persuasive arguments and fiery passion As usual, Califia dares to go where most won t From highly critical reviews of transgender narratives to uncovering the truth about Janice Ryamond, to challenging the medical industrial complex to the rarely discussed topic of partners of trans and gender noncomforming people which, by the way, gets its own chapter , he gets it right every time.I cannot emphasize enough how cr [...]

    9. I actually read this for a class on trans issues It goes devotes each chapter to a segment of the population and their interactions with trans people historians, medical professionals, feminists, etc.I m not fond of the assertion that gender variant people of past cultures would have obtained hormones and surgery if they were available to them, but it s encouraging to know that isn t a position the author continues to support.Other than that, very well cited and deconstructs anti trans and trans [...]

    10. While I enjoyed the book thoroughly and learned a great deal I felt at times that the author s personal agenda clouded some of her discussions, especially those involving women whether straight, lesbian, transgendered or otherwise While I agree that women have been and in some places still are dominated and or repressed by men, I cannot agree that the experiences are as uniform and unilateral as she insists they are Chapter three is the worst offender and quickly goes from being an academic essa [...]

    11. An insightful and brave book It also includes a very informative and detailed history of trans people in America in the past half century The author is not afraid to share opinions and ideas, even very controversial ones In fact, I think they really enjoy de simplifying an already complex issue I m appreciating this.

    12. Patrick Califia s book was surprisingly insightful I know he s received a lot of flak since he transitioned, but for me that doesn t lessen the impact or value of his historical attention to transgender issues, even if it does call into account, in some way I find irrelevant, his objectivity He is clearly very passionate about it It isn t a book mired in theory, which is part of its charm.

    13. this is a amazing collection of essays about the politics of transgererism Califa is very unbiased in their writing many of the essays talk about the negitive and possitive reactions to trans people the history of the first out trannies, and the first out trannyphobs is a great book of theory and i hate theoryad it.

    14. I gave this to my mom to read it s the only transgender reader I ve found that represents a wide enough variety of experience that it s pretty much approachable by everybody Not perfect though, and I prefer the reader called genderqueer but felt most of those stories were too racy or personal for a parent.

    15. A rare find a book about trans people, by a trans person, that isn t an autobiography and doesn t suck Academic, rigorous, critical, and dense text.By far one of my favorites on the topic.

    16. I tried REALLY hard to get through this book, but I have yet to.It s a topic about which I am very curious, and of course no one writes about gender and sexuality like Pat rick, but it did not hold my interest I ll try again some day.

    17. Much of this book is dated, especially the preface to the second edition the newest, I think and the feminist section Janice Raymond really isn t taken serious any Even so, Sex Changes is interesting keeping in mind the 1997 perspective.

    18. a great book for anyone who wants to better understand transgenderism i read it while dating a tranny boi.

    19. Pretty good, although it tried to be too comprehensive and ended up a little unfocused I wish he d had of a thesis or argument, though I know it was meant to be an overview kind of book.

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