Riki Anne Wilchins


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January 01, 1952

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Riki Wilchins is an activist whose work has focused on the impact of gender norms. While she started out as a transgender leader -- founding the first national transgender advocacy group (GenderPAC) -- her analysis and work broadened over time to include discrimination and violence regardless of individuals' identity. While this perspective has been widely accepted, its breadth has provoked criticism by some in the transgender community. Wilchins' work and writing has often focused on youth, whom she not only sees as uniquely vulnerable to the gender system's pressures and harm, but whom she sees as capable of "looking with fresh eyes." Wilchins' work has been instrumental in bringing transgender rights into the mainstream LGBT movmement, ...more

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Queer Theory, Gender Theory...

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Read My Lips: Sexual Subver...

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Burn the Binary! - Selected...

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TRANS/gressive: How Transge...

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Gender Norms and Intersecti...

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GenderQueer: Voices From Be...

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The Transgender Studies Reader

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Women on Women 3: A New Ant...

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Thinking Queerly: Race, Sex...

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“If sex is not just about reproduction, it is not just about genes, XY chromosomes, and hormones either. Sex is introduced to explain skeletal structure, mental aptitude, posture, emotional disposition, aesthetic preference, body fat, sexual orientation and responsiveness, athletic ability, social dominance, shape and weight, artistic ability. It is also supposed to explain any number of so-called "instincts", including the nesting instinct, the maternal instinct, and perhaps even the Budweiser instinct.”
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