Download Whipping Girl as free PDF + epub



I normally wouldn’t post links to download pirated content, but the message of Julia Serano’s magnificent first book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity is so important for every woman (trans or cis) to read that I’m breaking my rule.

If you consider yourself a feminist, you have no excuse not to read this.

Like it? Buy it!

Here it is in epub format for those with ereaders/those who need TTS. 

I’m with the OP, it’s kind of an essential read. Not the be-all-end-all of trans feminism, but certainly a starting point that many, many people (trans, cis, male, female, or otherwise) need to read. Definitely buy it, though, if you like it and can.

Julia Serano suggests you buy it at your local independent book store, and failing that, check Giovanni’s Room, Cody’s, Powells.com and Amazon.com.

Book Discussion Group Reminder!

Hello fellow bookworms,

Week 3 is upon us! Sweet! Just a friendlreminder that there will be a Book Discussion Group meeting tomorrow at 6:00p.m in Cole Library Room 310.

While we originally set out to read the first 100pgs of The Purity Myth, approximately chapters 1-5, you do not have to have all of this read to participate in the conversation tomorrow. 

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.


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REMINDER! Book discussion group tomorrow at 6:00PM in Cole 108. Stop by the bookstore or contact JCastilloRivera14 for a copy, if you don’t already have one.

NOTE: The first discussion will not last 3 hours! We just booked the room that long. Also you don’t have to have a section of the book read by then either. We’re going to get to know who’s interested, set up some goals, and plan out the reading. See you then!

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This Bridge Called My Back - Writings by Radical Women of Color

I don’t care what gender studies or queer theory class you’ve taken, you need to read this book, but be warned, it is a rare find and might expensive. It contains several essays by womanists discussing their experience, racism, poverty, how racism pervaded the feminist movement in the early 1980s and most importantly the individual experiences of asian pacific, black, american indian and latina/chicana women. This words you find in this book and the truths that will make your soul sick are imperrative for understanding the history of racism, feminism, systematic oppression and white privilege. These are stories that have, even today, been swept under the rug and out of sight. 

You need to read this fucking book.