Beyond Trans

Does Gender Matter?
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100128844
Released: Oct 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541497184
Narrator/s: Paul Boehmer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? Do they serve a real purpose or are these places and forms just mechanisms of exclusion? Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just Male and Female categories but even additional categories of Transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters. He examines four areas where we need to re-think our sex-classification systems: sex-marked identity documents such as birth certificates, drivers licenses and passports; sex-segregated public restrooms; single-sex colleges; and sex-segregated sports.

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Author(s): Heath Fogg Davis
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2017

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