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Whipping Girl

Author : Julia Serano
ISBN : 9781580056236
Genre : Social Science
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In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations—both pre- and post-transition—to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. Serano's well-honed arguments and reputation as a thought-leader stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive, and how this “feminine” weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire. In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.
Category: Social Science

Whipping Girl

Author : Le Marquis Divin
ISBN : 143897535X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 86.47 MB
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Through an irresistible brush with the supernatural, a lonely young girl enters into an incredible odyssey—a mystical double life—not merely the fantasy or escape she expects, but a strange, wonderful and enchanting means by which she fulfils her most heartfelt desires for romance, friendship and popularity. She gradually learns this bounty comes at a price. The creature staging these incidental exoduses into the unknown appears to know more about her than she knows about herself. In time, far darker desires propel her into a more dangerous world where psychedelic orgies of violence and eroticism are the norm. Yet her lurid adventure is merely a diversion, the catalyst to a far more terrifying fate that imperils not only herself, but all of mankind. Whipping Girl strives to elevate the much-maligned genre of erotica, to make of it an arena of both insight and imagination, and also serves as a testament of the widely misunderstood and very much stereotyped phenomenon of sadomasochism—an uncommon premise which has proven surprisingly fertile ground for drama and suspense. It employs the essential techniques of storytelling that readers not merely expect but demand from any genre. to enhance this rich adventure, Whipping Girl is accompanied by photorealistic artwork and soundtrack, as well as a précis of the novel, viewable at www.whippinggirlnovel.com. This as well should serve as proof that its author has spared no effort to seduce his prospective readers with a unique and veritable saga incorporating drama, romance, mystery, tragedy and dark humor.
Category: Fiction

Sexual Deceit

Author : Kelby Harrison
ISBN : 9780739177068
Genre : Philosophy
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Using the methodologies and insights of queer theory, narrative theory and analytic philosophy, Sexual Deceit helps us to understand the issues of passing and to evaluate it from a moral point of view. Noting the importance of time and place in discussing this issue, Kelby Harrison combines the insights, key concepts, and important arguments in both traditional philosophy and queer theory in developing an ethical theory called “Gayness as Practical Identity.”
Category: Philosophy

Whipping Girl

Author : L. Jacobs
ISBN : 152087989X
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My name is Alexander and I am an Elite Assassin for an organization called The Guard. I was taken, trained and conditioned to be everything that they needed from me and as a reward I received a Gift. My name is Allyanna and I am that Gift. I was taken from my family and used by The Guard to keep Alexander in line, I am their insurance, their leash, and their whipping girl.

The Dark Barbarian

Author : Don Herron
ISBN : 9781587152030
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the definitive critical anthology on the writings of Texan Robert Howard, the originator of Sword & Sorcery fantasy and also of Conan The Barbarian. The essays survey Howard's work in fantasy, westerns, poetry and supernatural horror tales.
Category: Literary Criticism

Viewing Pleasure And Being A Showgirl

Author : Alison J. Carr
ISBN : 9781351977708
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on interviews with a breadth of different showgirls, from shows in Paris, Las Vegas, Berlin, and Los Angeles, as well as her own artworks and those by other contemporary and historical artists, this book examines the experiences of showgirls and those who watch them, to challenge the narrowness of representations and discussions around what has been termed ‘sexualisation’ and ‘the gaze’. An account of the experience of being ‘looked at’, the book raises questions of how the showgirl is represented, the nature of the pleasure that she elicits and the suspicion that surrounds it, and what this means for feminism and the act of looking. An embodied articulation of a new politics of looking, Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl engages with the idea (reinforced by feminist critique) that images of women are linked to selling and that women’s bodies have been commodified in capitalist culture, raising the question of whether this enables particular bodies – those of glamorous women on display – to become scapegoats for our deeper anxieties about consumerism.
Category: Social Science

Sarcasm Is A Dragon S Best Friend

Author : Stephanie Collins
ISBN : 9781490753317
Genre : Fiction
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My name is Gemini, and my life is a bloody mess. I almost kill my mother; my overbearing father exiles me out of the nest; one of my sisters wants to neuter me so stupidity doesnt breed; my dead grandmother wants me to complete stupid missions for her, and a witch thinks Im an arrogant and rude dragon, so she turns me human. Then I get captured by guards from a kingdom notorious for being cruel to males, and they make me their slave for three years. Their queen decides shes had enough of my sarcastic idiocy and sells me to a neighboring kingdom where I get stuck in a new dungeon: kinghood. Apparently I make enemies wherever I go. I have dragon slayers poaching in my kingdom and my armys commander desperately wanting to kill me so he could be king. All I want is to find a way to break my curse and get my scales back . . . and for my father to stop treating me like a hatchling. Is that too much to ask for?
Category: Fiction

Girlhood Of Shakespeare S Sisters

Author : Jennifer Higginbotham
ISBN : 9780748655939
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first book-length study of the way the literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries constructed the category of the 'girl'.
Category: Literary Criticism

Theorizing Backlash

Author : Anita M. Superson
ISBN : 0742513742
Genre : Philosophy
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2nd EDITION --This book is part of a series of books with a simple twofold objective:The first aim is to expose young people to the fact that there are many careers out there. Some that you may not have considered, others you may have thought about but have rejected for various reasons. We are here to tell you that once you approach your career choice in a professional, logical and business manner there is no reason why you should not pursue your dream.The second aim is: Get educated!!!! If you are in school; stay in school. The longer you can stay in school and get a formal education the easier it will be to market yourself. Make no mistake the level of your education: primary, secondary, college or university will decide the level of the job that you end up with.Finally, this book like all the others I have written is in plain, ole, simple English so that we can all understand.So I present you the reader with the age old question.... What do you want to be when you grow up?
Category: Philosophy