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Gender Failure by Ivan E. Coyote
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May 22, 2014

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bookshelves: nonfiction, lgbtqia, trans

This book was pretty good, it just didn't really wow me. Spoon's essays jived with me more than Coyote's on the whole, but since I grew up as a queer trans kid in a really conservative prairie environment too that's probably to be expected. Coyote's essays also tended to repeat themselves a fair bit. Lots of focus on masculinities, which didn't really resonate with me, and while Spoon acknowledged in their intro that this book is necessarily limited to a white, western, butch (in Coyote's case)/formerly transmasculine (in Spoon's) perspective, there didn't seem to be a lot of reflection on that in the essays themselves. Still a good read, though, and I'm glad I picked it up at the library.
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May 22, 2014 – Started Reading
May 22, 2014 – Shelved
May 23, 2014 –
page 129
50.39%
May 23, 2014 – Shelved as: nonfiction
May 23, 2014 – Shelved as: lgbtqia
May 23, 2014 – Finished Reading
June 23, 2018 – Shelved as: trans

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