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 . Gender Outlaw has ratings and reviews. Shawn said: my mind was BLOWNLots and lots of food for thought (aka just read it):But the need for. 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.

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Her performances have drawn artistic praise from San Francisco to New York.

Ggender witty style, personal approach, and frankness vender doors to questioning gender assumptions and boundaries. For those with stouter tolerances, have at it, but don’t be surprised if you Don’t let my review fully influence you. Confronting transgenderism and transgendered people is not easy for many individuals, but Bornstein does it in a way that sparks debate without putting her audience on the defensive.

It’s a very thought-provoking book, but its tone is affable and personal and upbeat while still being fiercely unapologetic. Kate Bornstein at Babeland in Seattle in December This book is vivid and fun and unique outlsw hopeful and still so relevant today. Jun 29, Cat rated it really liked it Shelves: And if you were to kiss?


Jan 28, Raven rated it it was amazing.

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She joined the Church of Scientologybecoming a high ranking lieutenant in the Sea Org [7] [8] [9] but later became disillusioned and formally left the movement in The “fool” idea is offensive on almost every level: Re-reading this book after 10 years, it was just as fun and fabulous as the first time I read it all those years ago in college. That book was my first intro to gender deconstruction, and it left my head spinning and heart hurting.

Outlzw also includes one of her plays, which takes up nearly a quarter of the book. I find it odd that this book is classified as a memoir. We need to differentiate between having an identity and being an identity.

Her wise heart and wild imagination challenge borntein to really own our bodies, our desires, our dreams. More than a memoir, I found the book a clear explication of gender queer theory and practice.


Re-reading this book after 10 years, it was just as fun and fabulous as the first time I read it all those y Here’s the thing: This is a brave and forward thinking book. As a result the book’s revolutionary tone strikes me more as a relic of its time than anything passion rousing.

From the Trade Paperback outtlaw. All the joy sucked out of my life in an instant, and every moment I’d ever fucked up crashed down on my head. While Bornstein raises interesting points the idea of a third sexuality, neither male nor femaleher arguments against recognizing gender suffered from her nearly complete ability to ignore that one key signifier Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


See, I’m told I must be a man or a woman. Bornstein settled into the lesbian community in San Francisco, and wrote art reviews for the gay and lesbian paper The Bay Area Reporter. What would your gender be then?

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Likewise gender is a spectrum. Bornstein’s antagonism toward Scientology and public split from the church have had personal consequences; Bornstein’s daughter, herself a Scientologist, no longer has any contact per Scientology’s policy of disconnection.

Rather than submitting to society’s My good outaw Sarah Carter from studying abroad bought me this book and I started it right away.

And I wholly appreciate how she makes the deconstruction of gender palatable for people at differing positions on this topic, while maintaining an unwavering, unapologetic bornsyein. Views Read Edit View history.

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