To quote Inigo Montoya, when it comes to gender, you may have been told: “I do not think it means what you think it means.” Fortunately, we have this informative and whimsical book to clarify this complicated and important topic. Recommended By Moses M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Join the creators of Queer: A Graphic History ('Could totally change the way you think about sex and gender' VICE) on an illustrated journey of gender exploration.
We'll look at how gender has been 'done' differently — from patriarchal societies to trans communities — and how it has been viewed differently — from biological arguments for sex difference to cultural arguments about received gender norms. We'll dive into complex and shifting ideas about masculinity and femininity, look at non-binary, trans and fluid genders, and examine the intersection of experiences of gender with people's race, sexuality, class, disability and more.
Tackling current debates and tensions, which can divide communities and even cost lives, we'll look to the past and the future to ask how might we approach gender differently, in more socially constructive, caring ways.
About the Author
Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender and relationships, drawing on their years of academic research and therapeutic practice in these areas.
Jules Scheele is an illustrator, graphic facilitator and comic book artist. Scheele runs One Beat Zines, a feminist zine collective and distributor.