- We have a lot of expectations about people based on their gender, and when someone doesn't fit into those expectations it can become difficult to handle, and perhaps even lead to hostility. But chances are you've met one (or more) transgender person, and not even been aware of it. Erickson-Schroth and Jacobs debunk the most common myths and misconceptions about transgender issues, bringing together medical, social, psychological and political aspects of the subject.
Table of Contents:
- Part 1: Identity :
- Myth 1. You've never met a transgender person
- Myth 2. All trans people want to be either Barbie or Ken
- Myth 3. You're not really trans if you haven't had "the surgery"
- Myth 4. Trans people are "trapped in the wrong body"
- Myth 5. Trans people are secretly gay
- Myth 6. It's rude to ask how you should address someone
- Myth 7. "Sure, I'd love to talk about what's in my pants"
- Part 2: Sex and relationships :
- Myth 8. Most trans people are sex workers and have HIV
- Myth 9. Trans people hate their bodies
- Myth 10. Trans people are trying to trick others
- Myth 11. Most trans people can't find partners and end up lonely
- Myth 12. Trans people are a danger to others, especially children
- Part 3: Health and safety :
- Myth 13. "You're in the wrong bathroom!"
- Myth 14. Trans people are mentally ill and therapy can change them
- Myth 15. Getting hormones and surgery is easy
- Myth 16. Testosterone makes you angry and estrogen makes you emotional
- Myth 17. Laws support trans people
- Part 4: History and community :
- Myth 18. Trans people have existed throughout time
- Myth 19. Certain cultures universally embrace trans people
- Myth 20. Trans people and feminists don't get along
- Myth 21. The LGBTQ+ community is united.
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-182).
- 182 pages ; 22 cm
- HQ77.9 .E74 2017
- 9780807033890 (pbk., alk. paper)
0807033898 (pbk., alk. paper)
Other Standard Numbers:
- [Unknown Type]: 40027280716
[Unknown Type]: 99973363180
[Unknown Type]: 99972581280
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