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FemTech Focus Book Club – Sex is as Sex Does by Paisley Currah
November 30 @ 19:00 - 20:30 CST
Join FemTech Focus at our monthly FemTech Book Club hosted by FemFans Susan Stover and Karen Wells!
On the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm ET, we’ll be discussing a book from the world of women’s health and wellness.
Whether you’ve read the book in entirety, skimmed a few chapters, or are just curious about the topics included, all are welcome for thoughtful conversation, Q&A sessions, and an opportunity to engage with the FemTech community.
Bring your favorite drinks or snacks. Zoom video is optional! This will be an informal, relaxed, and nourishing session. You will have an opportunity chat with other attendees on Zoom.
For this month’s FemTech Focus Book Club we’ll be discussing Sex Is as Sex Does: Governing Transgender Identity by Paisley Currah.
Paisley Currah, noted transgender advocate and scholar, explores the deeply flawed governmental systems in the US regarding the myriad of rules regarding sex classification and how it fails transgender and non-binary people. Unlike most gender scholars, who are concerned with what the concepts of sex and gender really mean, Currah is more interested in detailing what the category of “sex” does for governments. What does “sex” do on our driver’s licenses, in how we play sports, in how we access health care, or in the bathroom we use? Why do prisons have very different rules than social service agencies? Why is there such resistance to people changing their sex designation? Or to dropping it from identity documents altogether?
Sex Is as Sex Does reveals the hidden logics that have governed sex classification policies in the United States and shows what the regulation of transgender identity can tell us about society’s approach to sex and gender. Ultimately, he demonstrates that, because the difficulties transgender people face are not just the result of transphobia but also stem from larger injustices, an identity-based transgender rights movement will not, by itself, be up to the task of resolving them.
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Day: Last Wednesday of every month
Time: 4PM PT/6PM CT/7PM ET
Event Format: Join the event via Zoom. Hosts, Susan and Karen, will lead the discussion into an open session where you can ask questions and engage with other attendees.
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