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Introduction: Trans/forming Feminisms - Krista Scott-Dixon Section I: Narratives & Voices Introduction - Krista Scott-Dixon 1. On the Origins of Gender - Darryl B. Hill 2. The Language Puzzle: Is Inclusive Language a Solution? - Alexander Pershai 3. Female by Surgery - Lesley Carter 4. Sometimes Boy, Sometimes Girl: Learning to be Genderqueer through a Child's Eyes - Shannon E. Wyss 5. Walking in the Shadows: Third Gender and Spirituality - Gigi Raven Wilbur Section II: Identities & Alliances Introduction - Krista Scott-Dixon 6. Feminist Transmasculinities - reese simpkins 7. Where's the Beef? Masculinity as Performed by Feminists - Kyle Scanlon 8. Our Bodies Are Not Ourselves: Tranny Guys and the Racialized Class Politics of Embodiment - Bobby Noble 9. The Feminist Cross-Dresser - Miqqi Alicia Gilbert 10. Queer Femmes Loving FTMs: Towards an Erotic Transgendered Ethics - Susan Driver 11. It's a Long Way to the Top: Hierarchies of Legitimacy in Trans Communities - Alaina Hardie 12. Miss Whitey Says: A Rant Against Oppression in Mainstream Feminism - Ros Salvador Section III: Inclusion & Exclusion Introduction - Margaret Denike 13. Acting Queerly: Lawyering for Trans People - barbara findlay 14. Women's SPaces Are Not Trans Spaces: Maintaining Boundaries of Respect - A. Nicki 15. The Ethics of Exclusion: Gender and Politics at the Michigan Womyn's Festival - Susanne Sreedhar & Michael Hand 16. Competing Claims from Disadvantaged Groups: Nixon v. Vancouver Rape Relief Society - Joanna Harris 17. Strategic Essentialism on Trial: Legal Interventions and Social Change - Lara Karaian Section IV: Shelter & Violence Introduction - Krista Scott-Dixon 18. Understanding Transphobia: Authenticity and Sexual Violence - Talia Mae Bettcher 19. Safe at Home: Redefining the Politics of Rape and Its Aftermath - Lynnette Dubois 20. Anti-Violence Work in Transition - Joshua Golberg & Caroline White 21. Transforming Values / Engendering Policy - Wolfgang Vachon Conclusion: Towards Transfeminisms - Krista Scott-Dixon Glossary - Contributors

About the Author

Krista Scott-Dixon has a PhD in Women's Studies and currently teaches and does research at York University. She is one of the editors of Trans-Health.com, an online health and fitness zine for trans people, and the author of Doing IT: Women Working in Information Technology.

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Feminists have long been struggling with how to best relate to transgendered people - and there have been some rough spots along the way. If you want to better understand some of the practical challenges and tough questions that transgendered people pose for feminist theory, you'll find Trans/forming Feminisms provides varied perspectives and valuable insights." - Aaron H. Devor, Dean, University of Victoria

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