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

  title={Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity},
  author={Julia M. Serano},
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… 

Transsexual Women and Feminist Thought: Toward New Understanding and New Politics

  • R. Connell
  • Sociology
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 2012
Transsexual women provide rich data for feminist theory but have had a conflict-ridden relationship with feminism since the 1970s. Deconstructionist theory and transgender politics mean greater

Acceptable femininity? Gay male misogyny and the policing of queer femininities

While it represents a common form of gender-based violence, misogyny is an often-overlooked concept within academia and the queer community. Drawing on queer and feminist scholarship on gay male

The Juice Girl

The lost feminine in gay men has deep ramifications in the individual psyche as well as in the collective. Gender paradigms based on patriarchy and domination of the feminine have impacted the

The Effeminate Boy and Queer Boyhood in Contemporary Chinese Adolescent Novels

This article explores the representation of the figure of the effeminate boy in two contemporary adolescent novels written in Chinese which break the silence in addressing alternative gender and

Discursive representation of masculinity and femininity in Tinder and Grindr: Hegemonic masculinity, feminine devaluation and femmephobia

By analysing 200 Tinder profiles of Spanish heterosexual men and 200 Grindr profiles of Spanish queer men, this article examines these men’s online gendered and sexualised self-representation

“Femininity? It’s the Aesthetic of Subordination”: Examining Femmephobia, the Gender Binary, and Experiences of Oppression Among Sexual and Gender Minorities

  • R. Hoskin
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2020
This paper suggests that the gender binary is not merely a division; it is also hierarchical and regulated by femmephobia, and argues that sources of oppression underlying many forms of violence today are all symptoms of the same underlying social prejudice.

Is transmisogyny killing trans women of color? Black trans feminisms and the exigencies of white femininity

This article takes as its starting point a recent appearance by musician, actress, and TransTech Social Enterprises CEO Angelica Ross on Caitlyn Jenner’s reality television show, I Am Cait. The first

The Paradox of Fallon’s Fight: Interlocking Discourses of Sexism and Cissexism in Mixed Martial Arts Fighting

This article examines a particular cultural context where transgender acceptance and inclusion are fiercely contested: women’s professional sports. More specifically, I highlight the interlocking

Femmephobia: The Role of Anti-Femininity and Gender Policing in LGBTQ+ People’s Experiences of Discrimination

Since the 1970s social science researchers have documented the cultural devaluation of femininity and its impact on experiences of discrimination among sexual and gender minorities. Yet, despite the

Feminine Power: A New Articulation

ABSTRACT Consider the messages that Western, patriarchal cultures create and disseminate about femininity: that it is weak, passive, deceitful, and manipulative. Systems of male domination devalue