Sheila Jeffreys’s book, Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism, provides the history of the construction of the transgenderism narrative, a discussion of the political relationship of transgenderism and feminism, and details of the psychological and physical harm that transgenderism inflicts on transgender-identified individuals and those in relationship with them. Chapter 1 lays out the thesis of transgenderism as a social construct, and Chapter 2 evaluates the key interactions between transgenderism and feminism. Chapters 3–6 review the harm of transgenderism from different perspectives and for diverse populations. Chapters 7–8 close the book with a more detailed analysis of transgenderism from a feminist perspective. The book is accessible to a wide audience and should be of interest to all who want to broaden their understanding of the development of transgenderism within a sociopolitical context as well as learn of the psychological and physiological risks associated with its medicalization.
Book Review: From Straight and Narrow? Compassion and Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate by Thomas Schmidt PhD
Published April, 1997Page(s) 27
Biological Basis of HomoSexuality, Book Reviews, Environmental Factors In Development, Fluidity, Fraternal Birth Order Theory, Genetics, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and Animals, Non-heterosexuality, Psychoanalysis, Same Sex Attraction, Uncategorized
Book Review of Janelle M. Hallman’s The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction: A Comprehensive Counseling Resource
American Psychological Association, Biological Basis of HomoSexuality, Book Reviews, Change, Environmental Factors In Development, Evaluation for Therapy, Friendship, Genetics, Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Psychoanalysis, Same Sex Attraction, Women