Author : Julia Serano
Publisher : Seal Press
Release :2016-03-08
Total pages :416
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781580056236

In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful 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-honed arguments and reputation as a thought-leader stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive, and how this “feminine” weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire. In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.

Author : Julia Serano
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2016-03-08
Total pages :416
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781580056236

In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful 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-honed arguments and reputation as a thought-leader stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive, and how this “feminine” weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire. In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.

Author : L. Jacobs
Publisher :
Release :2017-03-21
Total pages :369
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 152087989X

My name is Alexander and I am an Elite Assassin for an organization called The Guard. I was taken, trained and conditioned to be everything that they needed from me and as a reward I received a Gift. My name is Allyanna and I am that Gift. I was taken from my family and used by The Guard to keep Alexander in line, I am their insurance, their leash, and their whipping girl.

Author : Le Marquis Divin
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release :2009-06-05
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 143897535X

Through an irresistible brush with the supernatural, a lonely young girl enters into an incredible odyssey—a mystical double life—not merely the fantasy or escape she expects, but a strange, wonderful and enchanting means by which she fulfils her most heartfelt desires for romance, friendship and popularity. She gradually learns this bounty comes at a price. The creature staging these incidental exoduses into the unknown appears to know more about her than she knows about herself. In time, far darker desires propel her into a more dangerous world where psychedelic orgies of violence and eroticism are the norm. Yet her lurid adventure is merely a diversion, the catalyst to a far more terrifying fate that imperils not only herself, but all of mankind. Whipping Girl strives to elevate the much-maligned genre of erotica, to make of it an arena of both insight and imagination, and also serves as a testament of the widely misunderstood and very much stereotyped phenomenon of sadomasochism—an uncommon premise which has proven surprisingly fertile ground for drama and suspense. It employs the essential techniques of storytelling that readers not merely expect but demand from any genre. to enhance this rich adventure, Whipping Girl is accompanied by photorealistic artwork and soundtrack, as well as a précis of the novel, viewable at www.whippinggirlnovel.com. This as well should serve as proof that its author has spared no effort to seduce his prospective readers with a unique and veritable saga incorporating drama, romance, mystery, tragedy and dark humor.

Author : Kelby Harrison
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release :2013-03-14
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780739177068

Using the methodologies and insights of queer theory, narrative theory and analytic philosophy, Sexual Deceit helps us to understand the issues of passing and to evaluate it from a moral point of view. Noting the importance of time and place in discussing this issue, Kelby Harrison combines the insights, key concepts, and important arguments in both traditional philosophy and queer theory in developing an ethical theory called “Gayness as Practical Identity.”

Author : Julia Serano
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2013-10-01
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781580055055

A transformational approach to overcoming the divisions between feminist communities While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality--sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Some feminists vocally condemn other feminists because of how they dress, for their sexual partners or practices, or because they are seen as different and therefore less valued. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals, transgender people, and other gender and sexual minorities. In each case, exclusion is based on the premise that certain ways of being gendered or sexual are more legitimate, natural, or righteous than others. As a trans woman, bisexual, and femme activist, Julia Serano has spent much of the last ten years challenging various forms of exclusion within feminist and queer/LGBTQ movements. In Excluded, she chronicles many of these instances of exclusion and argues that marginalizing others often stems from a handful of assumptions that are routinely made about gender and sexuality. These false assumptions infect theories, activism, organizations, and communities--and worse, they enable people to vigorously protest certain forms of sexism while simultaneously ignoring and even perpetuating others. Serano advocates for a new approach to fighting sexism that avoids these pitfalls and offers new ways of thinking about gender, sexuality, and sexism that foster inclusivity.

Author : Aishling Morgan
Publisher : Nexus (UK)
Release :2003-03-01
Total pages :266
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0352337893

The devotees at the convent of St.Quay are subject to a harsh regime of corporal punishment and humiliation. For Lalage Vergelesses, the torment is double, for she is a whipping girl, assigned to take the punishments otherwise due to a noble's errant daughter. But the demure Demoiselle is not who she seems, and behind the arcane SM rituals, the convent hides some sinister secrets too. Part of the Scarlet Gothic series. Other titles include Scarlet Vice and Sin's Apprentice.

Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :1870
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : CORNELL:31924093243263

Author : John Ward Dean,George Folsom,John Gilmary Shea,Henry Reed Stiles,Henry Barton Dawson
Publisher :
Release :1870
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : PSU:000053232397

Author : Julia Serano
Publisher :
Release :2016
Total pages :330
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 099688100X

Julia Serano (author of Whipping Girl and Excluded) combines elements of memoir, historical account, gender theory, and activist philosophy in her third book, Outspoken. This collection provides an insightful overview of where transgender activism has been, and compelling analysis of where it should head in the future.