Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Julia Serano update - NEW BOOK release & tour dates!

So in the last few days, I've sent out news/invites to my new book release and tour to my email list and Twitter & Facebook accounts. For those who aren't "socially connected" to me in those ways, all the pertinent info is listed here. (and btw, if you want to join my email list, you can do so here.)

Julia's NEW BOOK release and tour!

So my second book is coming out:

Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive
click the link to read excerpts and reviews about it!

It officially comes out October 1st, but a lot of stores (including online book sellers) have it in stock already!

I will be touring in support of Excluded - the following book readings are confirmed:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Myriad Double Standards

So last week, my new book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, was reviewed in Publisher's Weekly - you can read the review here. It is generally positive and I am pretty happy with it! However, there is one line in the review that I feel misconstrues what I was trying to say in the book. Namely, the reviewer describes my supposed ‘denial of the existence of a “gender system”’ and how it ‘flies in the face of much social research.’

I could imagine that people who read that review without having read the whole book might presume that I am denying that gender norms, assumptions, stereotypes, etc., often work together in a coordinated way to legitimize certain people but not others. Or that I am denying that gender-based oppression is institutionalized and entrenched in our culture. I can assure you that I do not deny any of these things.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Two new articles about trans women in queer women's communities

So in the last two days, two articles have come out about how trans women are often excluded from, or made to feel unwelcome within, lesbian and queer women's communities.

The dyke-oriented magazine/website Velvetpark just published my piece "How to Be an Ally to Trans Women." It is an excerpt from my new book Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, which officially comes out October 1st, but may appear in stores as early as mid-September, so keep an eye out for it!

The other article appears in the Huffington Post, and is called "Are Queer Women Leaving Trans Women Behind?" Several trans women are interviewed in it, including myself.

Some much needed attention for an issue that is often overlooked or ignored... -j.