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...

Hannah rated it ★★★★☆

March 17, 2018

In short: I loved every second of this. I adored the warmth, the humour, the pop culture reference, and how very very positive this was. I listened to the book as read by the author and I can only recommend this. Juno Dawson brings an absolute wonderful joy to this memoir that I just really neede...

Andrew rated it ★★★★☆

January 22, 2018


Kaitlin rated it ★★★★☆

February 02, 2018

This is a book I picked up on audiobook after hearing my friend Lauren talk about it. I was quite keen to find out more about Trans issues and being Trans, and I thought this sounded like it would be a great start point. Not only this, but the audiobook is actually narrated by the author herself...

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...

Kirsty rated it ★★★☆☆

July 15, 2017

i enjoyed this

Sophie rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2018

This book was amazing! A great mix of Juno's experience transitioning from man to woman and her thoughts on gender issues and feminism. I loved that it was funny and sarcastic at times, but also that she let her emotion and anger shine through when talking about infuriating subject and behaviours...

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...

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