Transgressive

A Trans Woman on Gender, Feminism, and Politics

How do I know I am trans? Is trans feminism real feminism? What is there to say about trans women's male privilege?

This collection of insightful, pithy and passionately argued think pieces from a trans-feminist perspective explores issues surrounding gender, feminism and philosophy and challenges misconceptions about trans identities. The book confronts contentious debates in gender studies to alleviate ongoing tension between feminism and trans women. Split into six sections, this collection covers wider issues, as well as autobiographical experiences, designed to stimulate the reader and encourage them to actively participate.
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Press reviews for: Transgressive

Zinnia Jones, creator of Gender Analysis

Taking unerring aim at the patriarchal transphobia that saturates our lives, Williams' piercing insights and vivid personal accounts capture the heartbreak and the hope of existing in this world as a transgender human being.

Jon Cogburn, Louisiana State University Department of Philosophy, author of Garcian Meditations and (with Mark Silcox) Philosophy Through Video Games

Rachel Williams' Transgressive should be required reading for human beings. Her skillful interweaving of autobiography and theory not only radically improves our understanding of sex and gender, but also manifests kindness and wisdom on every page. I have never been as entertained by something so fundamentally helpful.

Christopher Heath Wellman, Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis

Williams writes with exceptional clarity and candor about some intellectually and emotionally difficult subjects, and somehow she manages to do so in a voice that is equal parts confident and modest. It would be hard to exaggerate how much I learned from this remarkable collection of essays.

Williams's terrific work breaking down academic concepts into understandable language and clear, concrete ideas will be a boon to both newbies to and veterans of the trans experience and issues.

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