Orca Women's Liberation Book Club

fri14jun6:00 pmfri7:00 pmOrca Women's Liberation Book ClubFREE!Orca Books Co-op, 315 5th Ave SE, Olympia

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Join the Women’s Liberation Book Club at the Orca Books Co-op in Olympia! June’s book is Julia Serano’s Whipping Girl, and the club will be meeting Friday, June 14, 2024 at 6pm to discuss it.

In Whipping Girl, biologist and trans activist Julia Serano shares her experiences and insights–both pre- and post-transition–to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole.

Serano’s well-honed arguments and pioneering advocacy stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive.

In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about being transgender, Serano makes the case that today’s feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity–in all of its wondrous forms.

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