On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us
“I know I’m not a man . . . and
I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m probably not a woman, either. . . . . The
trouble is, we’re 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
Outlaw details Bornstein’s 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 Outlaw was 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 work—one that continues to push us gently but profoundly
to the furthest borders of the gender frontier.
With a new introduction
Format Paperback | 320 pages Publication date 15 Nov
2016 Publisher VINTAGE