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...

Louise rated it ★★★☆☆

July 12, 2017

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

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...

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...

Callum rated it ★★★★★

August 07, 2017

Considering that by the end of chapter one alone, there had already been references to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sleeping Beauty, Bridget Jones, Strictly Come Dancing, Labyrinth and Carrie, I knew Juno Dawson's was a voice full of warmth and humour that would make the daunting task of dismantling...

George rated it ★★★★★

June 07, 2017

I listened to the audiobook (also read by Juno Dawson) and now I urge you all to read it! It's delightful, thought provoking and touching. The audiobook is also particularly masterful as Juno is such a wonderful storyteller. It made me laugh (in public) it made me mouth YES GAWD (also in public)...

Jeanette rated it ★★★★★

June 19, 2017

A very interesting read and certainly gave me lots to think about. I am not going to write what this book is about as not only do i not wish to spoil for others, but the title should give one a good idea. So pleased to have had the opportunity to read this book, which i won in a recent Goodreads F...

Ross rated it ★★★★★

June 17, 2017

This was so factual and interesting and just let me discover who Juno Dawson really is. Also it let me find out more about the genders, sexualities and the LGBTQ+ community in general. Honestly. An amazing read which I recommend to everyone!

Zoe (readabilitea) rated it ★★★★★

August 09, 2017

If you have the chance, listen to this as an audiobook! Juno Dawson narrates it and it is so funny yet informative. Full review available at Readabilitea

Charlotte rated it ★★★★☆

June 10, 2017

Juno Dawson – primarily known for her Young Adult books – came out in 2015 and was met with tremendous support from her readers, the book community and her publisher (who have since gone to lengths to reprint her books under her new name). Following this announcement – though I feel that isn’t th...

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