The Gender Games: The Problem with Men and Women, from Someone Who Has Been Both by Juno Dawson

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'It's a boy!' or 'It's a girl!' are the first words almost all of us hear when we enter the world. Before our names, before we have likes and dislikes - before we, or anyone else, has any idea who we are. And two years ago, as Juno Dawson went to tell her mother she was (and actually, always had been) a woman, she started to realise just how wrong we've been getting it.

Gender isn't just screwing over trans people, it's messing with everyone. From little girls who think they can't be doctors to teenagers who come to expect street harassment. From exclusionist feminists to 'alt-right' young men. From men who can't cry to the women who think they shouldn't. As her body gets in line with her mind, Juno tells not only her own story, but the story of everyone who is shaped by society's expectations of gender - and what we can do about it.

Featuring insights from well-known gender, feminist and trans activists including Rebecca Root, Laura Bates, Gemma Cairney, Anthony Anaxagorou, Hannah Witton, Alaska Thunderfuck and many more, The Gender Games is a frank, witty and powerful manifesto for a world where what's in your head is more important than what's between your legs.

Title : The Gender Games: The Problem with Men and Women, from Someone Who Has Been Both
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ISBN : 1473648580
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Simon rated it ★★★★★

May 25, 2017

Part memoir and part social study and commentary Juno Dawson's The Gender Games is a fantastic, engaging and thought inducing look at gender, sex, sexuality and all the things in between that cause so much kerfuffle. I found it brilliantly direct, it made me understand something's I'd been puzzle...

Kirsty rated it ★★★☆☆

July 15, 2017

i enjoyed this

Shelly rated it ★★★★★

October 06, 2017

Well I'm going to have to go for a second go, but YES, this was brilliant!!! I listened to the audiobook (also read by Juno Dawson) who's voice is compelling. It's wonderful, thought provoking and will leave you thinking for days. I was touched by the honesty and no bullshit, take of Juno mind. The a...

Joy rated it ★★★★★

November 01, 2017

One of my books of the year. So important, inspirational and insightful!

Louise rated it ★★★☆☆

July 12, 2017

Juno made some really interesting points and this was thought provoking.

Cassidy rated it ★★★★★

December 14, 2017

To see all of my book-related content, check out my blog @ The Gender Games is a true marvel. It is a book that I feel as though I would be able to hand to any person I walked passed in the street, however ill-informed they are on the subject of gender identity, and they woul...

Michael rated it ★★★★☆

June 15, 2017

An interesting Read. This book delivers a very good part-chatty memoir and part-introduction to gender and trans issues within society. Throughout the book it really made me think and want to go and read further into academic gender studies and look into some of social and political issues contemp...

Dabarai rated it ★★★★☆

August 27, 2017

I enjoyed the book a lot, but there were instances when I disagreed with the author, especially parts about magazine analysis motherhood. Also, I wish I'd understand all references to the pop culture or people mentioned.. In this respect I'm so clueless!

Emma rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2017

I absolutely loved this book. It was interesting, informative and entertaining. Juno Dawson is such a fantastic writer. I was never bored, in fact I found it hard to stop reading. I highly recommend this if you like reading about gender, sexuality and feminism and/or you want to learn more from t...

Rachel rated it ★★★★☆

June 02, 2017

Full review can be found at When it was announced that Juno would be releasing a non fiction book focusing on gender, I knew I had to read it! I've probably mentioned this a hundred times before, but I adore Juno's YA fiction books. Although I was initially...

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