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The Resource Sexed up : how society sexualizes us, and how we can fight back, Julia Serano

Sexed up : how society sexualizes us, and how we can fight back, Julia Serano

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Sexed up : how society sexualizes us, and how we can fight back
Title
Sexed up
Title remainder
how society sexualizes us, and how we can fight back
Statement of responsibility
Julia Serano
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When the mainstream transgender rights movement was still a glimmer on the horizon, Julia Serano's smash-hit manifesto Whipping Girl revolutionized the way we think about gender. With the movement for trans rights now at the center of our cultural debates, Julia Serano returns with a groundbreaking exploration of what it means to be sexualized. We tend to think of sexualization-that is, when people are reduced to their sexual bodies-as an issue that only affects women. But, as Serano deftly reveals, society sexualizes everyone along dehumanizing double standards, to disastrous effects. She shows how a predator-and-prey dynamic leads straight men to both admire and deride their partners, how bisexuals are stereotyped as "greedy," and how trans people are maligned as "entrappers" of cisgender people. Along the way, she unpacks why queerness is thought of as contagious, how people of color are sexualized to justify violence against them, and more broadly, how sexualization harms us all. Julia Serano confronts these arbitrary social rules, showing us that they're not natural or innate but instead are constructed. She then reveals powerful new ways to resist, by affirming consent and redefining courtship, so that we can forge life-affirming values for future generations. Written with an activist's passion, a scientist's meticulous research, and a bisexual trans woman's wealth of lived experiences, Sexed Up provides a breath of fresh air for seasoned activists and newcomers alike. Engaging, lively, and provocative, written with a persuasive blend of personal anecdotes and scientific evidence, Sexed Up shows us why Julia Serano remains an unmatched voice leading us toward necessary change"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Serano, Julia
Dewey number
306.70973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ18.U5
LC item number
S445 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex
  • Gender identity
  • Transgender people
  • Sexual minorities
Label
Sexed up : how society sexualizes us, and how we can fight back, Julia Serano
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-309)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1314383722
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781541674806
Lccn
2021045851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1314383722
Label
Sexed up : how society sexualizes us, and how we can fight back, Julia Serano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-309)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1314383722
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781541674806
Lccn
2021045851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1314383722

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