Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression
Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal—yet universal—facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book is an essential tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones' identity. Whether LGBTQ+, cisgender, or nonbinary, Seeing Gender is a must-read for intelligent, curious, want-to-be woke people who care about how we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the 21st century.
Gender is complex, as are all facets of humanity. Humans invented gender, so we should do our best to understand it.
We also invented written language, math, religion, race, and measured time. These concepts are relevant and important, but exist only within the scope of humanity. We get to break the rules of gender because they aren’t real and are often harmful. By not playing by gender rules, we move away from gender being necessary and toward everyone living life unabashedly and unafraid in the body they want, loving whom they want and dressing how they want. We’ve gotta learn to undo our own creation . . . or at least try.
- Publisher : Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1452176612
- ISBN-13 : 978-1452176611
- Reading age : 14 - 17 years
- Item Weight : 2.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.3 x 1 x 10.3 inches