Hello Cruel World

Author: Kate Bornstein
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583229668
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Social Science

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. A one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box, Hello, Cruel World is a much-needed unconventional approach to life for those who want to stay on the edge, but alive. Hello, Cruel World features a catalog of 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturize!), to the irreverent (shatter some family values), to the highly controversial. Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don't be mean." It is this guiding principle that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life. Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate Bornstein is the radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding mentor all in one.

A Queer and Pleasant Danger

Author: Kate Bornstein
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807001653
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the life of a Jewish boy who joined the Church of Scientology and left twelve years later, ultimately transitioning to a woman and becoming a civil rights activist and gender outlaw.

Gender Outlaw

Author: Kate Bornstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136603730
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Social Science

Gender Outlaw is the work of a woman who has been through some changes--a former heterosexual male, a one-time Scientologist and IBM salesperson, now a lesbian woman writer and actress who makes regular rounds on the TV (so to speak) talk shows. In her book, Bornstein covers the "mechanics" of her surgery, everything you've always wanted to know about gender (but were too confused to ask) addresses the place and politics of the transgendered and intterogates the questions of those who give the subject little thought, creating questions of her own.

Gender Outlaws

Author: Kate Bornstein
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580053778
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Genre: Social Science

In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein’s groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again. Today's transgenders and other sex/gender radicals are writing a drastically new world into being. In Gender Outlaws, Bornstein, together with writer, raconteur, and theater artist S. Bear Bergman, collects and contextualizes the work of this generation's trans and genderqueer forward thinkers — new voices from the stage, on the streets, in the workplace, in the bedroom, and on the pages and websites of the world's most respected mainstream news sources. Gender Outlaws includes essays, commentary, comic art, and conversations from a diverse group of trans-spectrum people who live and believe in barrier-breaking lives.

Beautiful You

Author: Rosie Molinary
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580056564
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Genre: Self-Help

Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequate—inflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing. In Beautiful You, author Rosie Molinary—in no uncertain terms—encourages women, whatever their size, shape, and color, to work toward feeling wonderful about themselves despite today’s media-saturated culture. Drawing on self-awareness, creativity, and mind-body connections, Beautiful You incorporates practical techniques into a 365-day action plan that empowers women to regain a healthy self-image, shore up self-confidence, reframe and break undermining habits of self-criticism, and champion their own emotional and physical wellbeing. Through accessible, doable daily actions, women and girls are encouraged to manifest a healthy outlook on life—teaching them to live large, and starting them on the path to learning to love themselves and others. Molinary steers clear of the florid affirmations and daily meditations often utilized by books geared toward personal growth, and instead delivers a hip, modern guide of inspirational thought that keeps pace with the times. Beautiful You is a practical, candid, and accessible handbook that will strike a chord with every woman who has ever faltered in her self-confidence or lost her personal brilliance—and it will make sure she never lets it happen again.

Gender Identity

Author: Cynthia L. Winfield
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810849070
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Using case studies as examples, explains how hermaphrodites and transgendered individuals can have different gender identities than those assigned at birth and describes the legal and surgical options open to them.

The Cat Owner s Manual

Author: David Brunner
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1931686874
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Pets

For every cat owner who suffers scratch marks on furniture, stray hairs on clothes and gifts of dead mice, The Cat Owner's Manual delivers loads of useful advice from a celebrated veterinarian. With the same fresh and funny approach as the mega-popular Baby Owner's Manual, this book explains in tongue-in-cheek technical style how to train, feed, groom and troubleshoot a cat. Hilarious illustrations and chapter titles like "Overview of Makes and Models" and "Interior Maintenance" make this manual a standard reference for all female and male cat owners.

Sex Gender and Sexuality

Author: Abby L. Ferber
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199934509
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Social Science

Pushing the boundaries of traditional sex, gender, and sexuality theories, the second edition of this edited volume brings together classic and cutting-edge works that engage, challenge, and excite. The directed reading questions before each article provides students and faculty with a roadmap, as well as the foundations to lively in-class discussions. The front-and-center list of Key Terms will prove indispensable. This fantastic resource brings together sex, gender, and sexuality through the prism of race, ethnicity, religion, ability, age, and class.

The Gender Quest Workbook

Author: Rylan Jay Testa
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626252998
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help you navigate your gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers. If you are a transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) teen, you may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. In addition to experiencing common teen challenges such as body changes and peer pressure, you may be wondering how to express your unique identity to others. The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapies—such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—to help you address the broad range of struggles you may encounter related to gender identity, such as anxiety, isolation, fear, and even depression. Despite outdated beliefs, gender no longer implies being simply male or female, but rather a whole spectrum of possibilities. This fun, engaging workbook is designed specifically for teens like you who want to explore the concept of gender and gender identity and expression—whether you already identify as TGNC or are simply questioning your gender identity. The activities in this book will help you explore your identity internally, interpersonally, and culturally. And along the way, you’ll learn how to effectively express yourself and make informed decisions on how to navigate your gender with family, friends, classmates, and coworkers. The book also includes chapters on sex and dating, balancing multiple identities, and how to deal with stressful challenges when they arise. The Gender Quest Workbook also features a brief downloadable guide for clinicians that explains ways professionals can better serve gender-expansive youth. The guide will address ways to help youth working with gender identity build resilience against gender minority stress, among other topics.

Gender Outlaws

Author: Kate Bornstein
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580053082
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Genre: Social Science

Collects and contextualizes the work of transgendered and genderqueer thinkers, and includes essays, art, commentary, and personal narratives from people across the transsexual spectrum who believe in living barrier-breaking lives.

Prismatic Publics

Author: Kate Eichhorn
Publisher: Coach House Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124143103
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Poetry

"The fifteen women featured in this volume are some of the best writers currently engaged in avant-garde literary production, defining the contours of new movements and schools of writing. By showcasing their work alongside extensive interviews, Prismatic Publics stages intimate encounters with these key figures as they work in and against feminist, Language, conceptual, investigative and other poetic traditions - often across, between and at the interstices of genres." "Gathered in a single volume, these selections - some dating back to the early 1970s and others appearing in print for the first time - provide an opportunity to trace the diverse networks, influences, dialogues, dialectics and interventions that continue to make Canada's innovative womenwriters a powerful force in avant-garde writing around the world."--BOOK JACKET.