Gender Outlaw men, women and the rest of us. Kate Bornstein. Routledge. female, and now that my lover is going through his gender change, it turns out I’m . Gender Outlaw has ratings and reviews. Shawn said: my mind was BLOWNLots and lots of food for thought (aka just read it):But the need for. Katherine Vandam “Kate” Bornstein (born March 15, ) is an American author , playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist. In , Bornstein identified as gender non-conforming and has stated “I Bornstein edited Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation in collaboration with S. Bear Bergman. The anthology won.

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Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us

Even the men’s movement seems more predicated on a desire to not be drawn into some web of femininity, rather than a desire to question the construct of male identity. Lists with This Book.

Nov 21, Jtp rated it really liked it. This book has heightened my awareness and prom While I enjoyed reading this book I found it somewhat challenging in its organization. If so, how did that happen? Nov 03, Ryan Christopher Coleman rated it liked it. I loved the authors voice and I thought they had great insight on gender.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Kate is a national treasure. For sure she is something that happened to me.

Gender Outlaw

Kate Bornstein challenges gender roles and claims to have hold onto none. Kate Bornstein is a Jewish-American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist.

In addition, this is an entire book that might have really been two magazine articles; the first would cover Bornstein’s thoughts on gender, summarized above, and the second, a discussion of gender as it relates to Bornstein’s true love, the theatre. Rather than submitting to society’s tendency to label oneself, she explores the possibilities of no gender.


Jan 28, Raven rated it it was amazing. I want to buy this book for everyone in my life.

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein

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Nov 15, Tyler rated it it was ok. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Read for historical context, and I enjoyed. The sweeping statements made about transsexuality seem largely generalised from Bornstein’s own experience. InBornstein identified as gender non-conforming and has stated “I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. Bornstein speaks truth that is still relevant about gender difference and gender assumption And I I find it odd that this book is classified as a memoir.

At the end of the book in the FAQ, “why did you get a sex change” was answered with “because I didn’t know what I ouglaw now”, followed by “would you do it again” answered with “absolutely! With a new introduction. You know which form to fill out. Laura Vogel, a friend of borstein, launched a GoFundMe campaign on March 20 to help fund the cancer treatment.

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North has no meaning without South, but it als Gender Outlaw was somewhat frustrating for me on a critical level. As a result, we seem preoccupied with completely different questions. 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.


What would happen to your life if you did that? More masculine than what exactly?

I was honored to see Ms. As a result the book’s revolutionary tone strikes me more as a relic of its time than anything passion rousing.

There is a step missi The “collage” style is not pleasing to me — among other things, I fail to see why Beatles lyrics are relevant or necessary to the points being discussed. I think it’s a good, accessible introduction to the idea that gender is not as simple as “one or the other” and she challenges her readers to really examine their own gender identity and not just blindly accept what they’re been told.

It was the only way that she knew how to communicate life’s paradoxes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Oct 16, Erin rated it did not like it Shelves: Feb 09, Ana rated it it was amazing.

A breath of fresh air, the best of both worlds, strong enough for a man, yet made for a woman. He did a double take when he saw me and began gsnder laugh–very loud. The way I see it now, the lesbian and gay community is as much oppressed for gender transgressions as for sexual distinction.

Gender Outlaw was somewhat frustrating for me on a critical level. Account Options Sign in. Then I read Gender Outlaw.