Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, by Kate Bornstein

By Kate Bornstein

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with extra humor and spunk than the other, ushered us right into a global of unlimited chance via a bold re-envisionment of the gender process as we all know it.
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Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate Bornstein is the novel position version, the affectionate ally, and the guiding mentor multi functional.

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So, what kind of sex do you want? Well? Did you feel a change in your own energy when you came up with an answer to that question? Did anything tingle? That’s called erotic energy. It’s your body’s way of telling you where to look for pleasure and fulfillment. Where do you want to focus all that great erotic energy that’s been simmering inside you? Have you had a great orgasm recently? Ever? Have you helped someone else have a great orgasm recently? Ever? Have you ever wanted the kind of sex that could get you in trouble?

Transsexuals and transvestites and two-spirits and intersex and drag kings and drag queens and he/shes and cross-dressers and lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And we’re saying gender isn’t rigid—it’s fluid. We’re saying gender isn’t permanent—it’s mutable. You can fuck with it. You can queer it up real good. But sure enough, we’re about to do the same damned thing. We’re calling ourselves female-to-male and male-to-female. We’re male cross-dressers, or female impersonators. We needed to band ourselves together under some flag, and we have been too terrified to call ourselves anything other than some sort of man or woman.

And these pioneers transgressed a deeply rooted rule of gender. Lesbians and gays transgressed gender. Lesbians and gays are transgender. And they needed to band themselves together under some flag. ” People were even meaner about that kind of talk back in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries than they are today. It was difficult Hello Cruel World text2 4/28/06 12:18 PM Page 42 4 2 • H e l l o , C r u e l Wo r l d enough to say the lesbian and gay stuff, and in most areas of the world, it still is.

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