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Straight by Hanne Blank
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Apr 24, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: current-affairs
Read from April 24 to May 10, 2012

I found this book fascinating, and eye-opening. The author starts from a unique perspective: her partner is intersex (XXY) and appears androgynous. Is her partner male, female, or both? Is the author heterosexual or homosexual? Blank challenges the reader to re-examine his/her/hir attitudes about sexuality and how it's defined, and how we are shaped by cultural and sexual "doxa".

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