9780879725976

Transgender Nation

MacKenzie, Gordene Olga

ISBN 10: 0879725974 / 0-87972-597-4
ISBN 13: 9780879725976
Publisher: Bowling Green State Univ Popular Pr
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Softcover
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Gender is the mine field we pass through every day. In the United States, gender is all too often determined by one's anatomical sex. From birth we are bombarded with gender propaganda that supports a repressive dual gender system pitting the sexes and the genders against each other. Transgenderists as gender nonconformists challenge us to rethink traditional discourses on sex and gender. Transgender Nation dares to look at the male-to-woman transgenderist and transsexual from a sociocultural and sociopolitical perspective and maintains that it is not the individual transgenderist who is sick and in need of treatment but rather the culture that must be treated.

Transgender Nation explores historical sexological categories and decodes contemporary medical transsexual ideology, charging that contemporary "treatments" like sex reassignment surgery all too often encourage assimilation and negate differences. Proposals for endocrinological euthanasia are examined for what they reveal about personal and cultural attitudes about gender. In addition popular culture representations of transgenderists as homocidal maniacs dressed to kill are contrasted with the grim reality that in a transgenderphobic, homophobic, and misogynistic culture they are more likely to be killed because they dress. Transgender Nation concludes that transgenderism is moving away from being considered a mental disorder, treatable with surgery, to a grass roots civil rights movement that has the potential to ignite the much needed Gender Revolution.


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