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The PC Lie: How American Voters Decided I Don't Matter
Marissa Alexa McCool analyzes the immediate post-election reaction of 2016, and delivers essays capturing the emotion of those first few weeks. In addition, many different writers from diverse backgrounds give their input on the situation. Marissa, an MTF trans* person, gives a brutally honest coming out piece as well as a social critique of the emboldening of hatred and b ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published November 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Marissa McCool states in this book that it was written in nine days. While this may seem to be a detriment to some, it is the perfect time frame to capture the anger, fear, and disappointment felt by the author, a transgender woman who fears for her rights and, indeed, her very existence. In "The PC Lie : How American Voters Decided I Didn't Matter", she starts off with a bang by relating with raw emotion her feelings about the election outcome and just what she thinks of those who voted for a m ...more
Don’t let the title fool you – this book is not simply a rant about “deplorable” voters. Oh, it has plenty of ranting, but also insightful analysis, both by the author, and eight others who contributed essays to this volume. Moreover, the book connects the author’s personal experience and biography growing up transgender to the personal experience – emotions and thoughts – of the author in the days and weeks after the election. I found that part particularly powerful for its honest and powerful ...more
Raw, and rough in places, reacting to the election of Trump and the people and movements that put him there. I think I first heard Marissa (Ris) on the Gaytheist Manifesto podcast, but picked up this book after her more recent appearance on God Awful Movies (she was funny). And I've started listening to her own podcast, the Inciting Incident. The book also has a number of essays at the end, and podcast junkies like myself might recognize evil SJW Eli Bosnick, as well as Andrew Torrez, who I have ...more