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. Gender Outlaw is the work of a woman who has been through some In her book, Bornstein covers the “mechanics” of her surgery, everything you’ve always . 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 .

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Nov 15, Tyler rated it it was ok.

Feb 09, Ana rated it it was amazing. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. The “collage” style is not pleasing to me — among other things, I gendsr to see why Beatles lyrics are relevant or necessary to the points being discussed.

Kate Bornstein gives readers a sense of hope, encouragement, and plain old fun when thinking about and experimenting with gender.

If so, outlxw did that happen? I’m uncomfortable with the use of colonialist descriptions of Native American practices in re: Read for historical context, and I enjoyed.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. I do love Kate Bornstein. It seems very obvious to me that Bornstein became involved in trans thought and politics before being involved in feminist thought and politics; the lens is not a feminist one, and I do wish she had brought in more discussion about gendered power dynamics, masculinity and femininity.


Gender Outlaw

This book has heightened my awareness and prom While I enjoyed reading this book I found it somewhat challenging in its organization. This is another way in which I think we can see that her trans politics precluded her feminist ones although the two, ideally, are not separate.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Oct 06, Joanna rated bornsteln it was amazing Shelves: There’s a strength in knowing we have our own comics, our own jokers. It reads like a Sociology of Gender class text in most parts, with supplementary memoir bits woven in.

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I think the beginning got updated for language and more nuanced social views. May 10, Erik Caswell rated it really liked it Shelves: Gender Outlaw was somewhat frustrating for me on a critical level.

You know what clothes to wear. It’s a girl body. Decades ahead of its time when it came out in The “fool” idea is offensive on almost every level: Jan 28, Raven rated it it was amazing. It’s a very thought-provoking book, out,aw its tone is affable and personal and upbeat while still being fiercely unapologetic.

Her most recent performance piece is The Opposite Gender is. I write in bottom space. I read excerpts from this in college fifteen years gendet and I thought I should actually read it all the way through sometime and it took me a while, but I finally did. For sure she is something that happened to me.


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

Or putting a line in to indicate that while it is unproven it bornstekn going to be the basis of all subsequent points.

Her writing is very easy-going and casual, but it’s still very powerful and moving. Quotes from Gender Outlaw: As a result the book’s revolutionary tone strikes me more as a relic of its time than anything passion rousing. Kate is a national treasure. Now, some twenty-odd years later, this book stands as both a classic and a still-revolutionary work—one that continues to push us gently but profoundly to the furthest borders of the gender frontier.

Bornstein is a theater person performer and playwright as well as a significant voice in the movement. Read this a while back twice! The group becomes loyal audience, supporters, and followers, if for no other reason than the fool is speaking their language, performing their birnstein. Mar 09, Simon rated it really liked it Shelves: