Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women And The Rest Of Us
- Publish Date: 1995-04-25
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Kate Bornstein
I know Im not a man . . . and Ive come to the conclusion that Im probably not a woman, either. . . . . The trouble is, were living in a world that insists we be one or the other.With these words, Kate Bornstein ushers readers on a funny, fearless, and wonderfully scenic journey across the terrains of gender and identity. On one level,Gender Outlawdetails Bornsteins transformation from heterosexual male to lesbian woman, from a one-time IBM salesperson to a playwright and performance artist. But this particular coming-of-age story is also a provocative investigation into our notions of male and female, from a self-described nonbinary transfeminine diesel femme dyke who never stops questioning our cultural assumptions.
Gender Outlawwas decades ahead of its time when it was first published in 1994. Now, some twenty-odd years later, this book stands as both a classic and a still-revolutionary workone that continues to push us gently but profoundly to the furthest borders of the gender frontier.