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The apartheid of sex : a manifesto on the freedom of gender / Martine Rothblatt
Bib ID 528970
Format BookBook
Author
Rothblatt, Martine Aliana, 1954-
 
Edition 1st ed. 
Description New York : Crown Publishers, c1995 
xiii, 178 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 051759997X
Summary

Is the categorization of people from the moment of birth as either male or female a form of sexual segregation as pernicious as racial apartheid? In this bold and provocative manifesto, Martine Rothblatt cites current academic opinion and research to argue that the answer is yes - and that the time is right for a new sexual revolution. In The Apartheid of Sex, Rothblatt makes a case for the adoption of a new sexual model that accommodates every possible shade of gender identity. It reveals that traditional male and female roles are dictated neither by genetics, genitals, nor reproductive biology, but rather by social attitudes that originated in early patriarchal cultures and that have been institutionalized in modern law. In the name of the countless people of unique gender who continue to suffer on the procrustean bed of sexual duality, Rothblatt calls for a new acceptance of human sexuality in all its prismatic variety.

Full contents
  • Ch. 1. Five Billion Sexes. What Is Male and Female? Are Genitals But the Tip of the Iceberg? Thought Patterns. New Feminist Thinking. Scientific Developments. Transgenderism. The Apartheid of Sex
  • Ch. 2. We Are Not Our Genitals: The Continuum of Sex. When Sex Began. The Genesis of Gender. Jealousy. Egotism. Testosterone. Liberation
  • Ch. 3. Law and Sex. Women's Work or a Man's Job. Marriage and Morality. Looking for Sex. Olympic Masquerade
  • Ch. 4. Justice and Gender: The Milestones Ahead. Love and Marriage. Government and Sex. The Bathroom Bugaboo
  • Ch. 5. Science and Sex. What Society Needs from Gender Science. The Inconsistency of Sex. Opportunities under the Rainbow of Gender. Elements of Sexual Identity. Identity and Behavior: Sex and Tissue. Where Did My Sex Come From?
  • Ch. 6. Talking and Thinking About Sex. Sex on the Mind. The Human Uncertainty Principle
  • Ch. 7. Sex and Sex. Beyond Gay or Straight. Unisexuality. Cybersex.
  • Appendix: The International Bill of Gender Rights.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Gender identity.  |  Prejudices.  |  Sex.

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