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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

@inproceedings{Serano2007WhippingGA,
  title={Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity},
  author={Julia M. Serano},
  year={2007}
}
A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the powerful story of Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist. Serano shares her experiences and observations both pre- and post-transition to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. Serano's well… 

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