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Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?
Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?
Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?
Audiobook6 hours

Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?

Written by Heath Fogg Davis

Narrated by Paul Boehmer

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? Do they serve a real purpose or are these places and forms just mechanisms of exclusion?

Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just Male and Female categories but even additional categories of Transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters.

He examines four areas where we need to re-think our sex-classification systems: sex-marked identity documents such as birth certificates, drivers licenses and passports; sex-segregated public restrooms; single-sex colleges; and sex-segregated sports.

PublisherTantor Audio
Release dateOct 17, 2017
Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?

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Rating: 3.7837837837837838 out of 5 stars

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    It's a good start for someone who wants to start learning about trans identities, but has a lot of terms that are now considered wrong.

    1 person found this helpful

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This book was fantastic -- it's intersectional, radical, and incredibly thought-provoking. Fogg Davis doesn't just point out flaws and discriminatory practices when it comes to gender definitions/markers (whether talking about government-issued IDs or college admissions or sports team qualifications), he makes a case that removing bureaucratic administration of gender is the only way to achieve gender equality. Then, he actually presents tangible solutions and ways to do so, complete with resources for businesses, schools, non-profits, etc. Can't recommend this book highly enough.

    2 people found this helpful

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    Irrational book but might appeal to the political correct. Quite aelfserving

    1 person found this helpful