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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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It’s time ojtlaw transgendered people to look for new metaphors–new ways of communicating our lives to people who are traditionally gendered” Dec 02, Zeo rated it really liked it Shelves: Bornstein’s witty style, personal approach, and frankness open doors to questioning gender assumptions and boundaries.

What does that make me” ?

Gender outlaw : on men, women, and the rest of us / Kate Bornstein – Details – Trove

I read excerpts from this in college fifteen years ago and I thought I should actually read it all the way through sometime and it took me a while, but I finally did.

I find it odd that this book is classified as a memoir. Is she a lesbian, gay, or bisexual? Kate Bornstein at Babeland in Seattle in December Don’t let my review fully influence you. Feb 09, M. Refresh and try again. Oct 16, Erin rated it did bornsten like it Shelves: May 31, Pages Buy.


In fact, reading that book before this one really helped bornstekn understand what she was trying to get across better. Read for historical context, and I enjoyed. Because of the bi-polar nature of both sexual orientation and gender, one system strengthens the other.

Gender Trouble is the problem, Gender Outlaw is the solution. When did you decide it?

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

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Which is brilliant, particularly as this book is over 20 years old. Other editions – View all Gender Outlaw: Jun 29, Audacia Ray rated it it was amazing Shelves: Likewise gender is a spectrum. In addition, this is an entire book that might have really been two magazine articles; the first would cover Bornstein’s thoughts on gender, summarized above, and the second, a discussion of gender as it relates to Bornstein’s true love, the theatre.

You know what clothes to wear. Since reading Levinas, I’ve never really seen binarisms in that way. Her writing is very easy-going and casual, but it’s still very powerful and moving. May 30, Shawn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: From the Trade Paperback edition.

I write when I’ve begun to lose my sense of humor and it becomes a matter of my life and my death to get that sense of humor back and watch you laugh.

Kate Bornstein

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Oh, but they’re not going to let her use the men’s room either-they’re not going to let her be a man either. Nov 15, Pages Buy.


Gender Outlaw was decades ahead of its time when it was first published in You have a past. Bisexuality and androgyny also hold two sides in place by defining themselves as somewhere in the middle of two given polar opposites” Read for hi Kate is great.

And I’m sure not a man. Rather than submitting to society’s My good friend Sarah Carter from studying abroad bought me this book and I started it right away.

This book has the strange symptom of knowing it makes no sense whatsoever yet claiming it does. Retrieved 13 March I read the version and it has some issues and I gather a new, updated edition is in the works nowso I look forward to reading it again someday. North has no meaning without South, but it also has no meaning without context. She also includes one of her plays, which takes up nearly a quarter of the book. Bornstein on her vision, gendeer humor, and I agreed with him that I gendef a joke; that I was the sick one.

The whole yender seemed to be written from a Marxist methodology wherein binary pairs are actually waging some kind of dialectic war.