Tina K. Russell

April 4, 2008

Awesome Transsexuals, Part 4

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Tina Russell @ 11:13 pm

Bridging the gap between art and activism – The B-Side

[Writer Julia] Serano has also published a book of essays titled “Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity,” which demystifies modern conceptions of “the transsexual” as the spectacle seen in shows like “Jerry Springer” or in films like “The Crying Game.”

“If you’re seen as male or seen as female, people make assumptions about you, and these assumptions don’t always fit who you are,” Serano said. “I think all of us experience different types of sexuality assumptions that we have to navigate, and these create obstacles in our lives.”

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