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Beyond the Gender Binary, by Alok Vaid-Menon

psalva's review

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fast-paced

4.5

This is a slim volume, but it packs a lot of valuable information into a small space. Based on Vaid-Menon’s experiences as a non-binary artist and performer, we get an exploration of gender as expression, but there are also comments on power structures, shame, found family, and art. The second half goes into a detailed breakdown of common arguments used against gender nonconforming people in order to maintain power and control. Overall, a great read- I would have appreciated citations for some points, but that’s my only complaint.

cece_h's review

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hopeful informative inspiring fast-paced

4.5

emilyann15's review

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5.0

This little book accomplishes exactly what it set out to. If you are already well-versed in the queer community or not yet, either way you’ll benefit from Alok’s eloquence and way of expressing their knowledge. I’m always in awe of them.

auntieyorgareads's review

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hopeful informative inspiring reflective fast-paced

5.0

lynnhowls's review

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challenging informative reflective fast-paced

4.0

sonoma's review

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challenging emotional hopeful informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.0

hystericsapphic's review

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5.0

A short yet impactful read. I have annotated a lot of parts from this book so I will be writing a comprehensive review on this book soon.

lorebanzo's review

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emotional informative inspiring reflective fast-paced

5.0

taylynnmazz's review

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informative inspiring reflective fast-paced

5.0

enyajm's review

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challenging funny hopeful informative inspiring reflective sad fast-paced

3.75