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My Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein
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Oct 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction

This is a great book for someone exploring their gender or trying to understand gender. I would definitely recommend it for teens.

One thing, though, I kind of think this book and Bornstein's other books create and support the narrative that cisgender folks use to justify their appropriation of trans identities. This really sucks and pretty much drives me crazy and sucks cause I do actually love Kate Bornstein--I just really hate the way that trans people's bodies and lives get used as a this example for cis folks to learn from and I think we pretty much get sold out in the process. I don't think this is Bornstein's intention and I still think she has some great things to say that can help some people understand and accept themselves.
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