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I'm afraid of men

Author: Vivek Shraya
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A powerful meditation on the damaging effects of masculinity from a trans girl--a writer with celebrated indie roots and a knack for dismantling assumptions and challenging the status quo. Toxic masculinity takes many insidious forms, from misogyny and sexual harassment to homophobia, transphobia, and bullying. Vivek Shraya has firsthand experience with nearly all of them. As a boy, Vivek exhibited "feminine"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Shraya, Vivek, 1981-, author.
I'm afraid of men.
Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2018.
(CaOONL)20189006196
(OCoLC)1035318729
Named Person: Vivek Shraya
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vivek Shraya
ISBN: 9780735235939 0735235937
OCLC Number: 1050714419
Description: 96 pages
Other Titles: I am afraid of men
Responsibility: Vivek Shraya.

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"A powerful meditation on the damaging effects of masculinity from a trans girl--a writer with celebrated indie roots and a knack for dismantling assumptions and challenging the status quo. Toxic masculinity takes many insidious forms, from misogyny and sexual harassment to homophobia, transphobia, and bullying. Vivek Shraya has firsthand experience with nearly all of them. As a boy, Vivek exhibited "feminine" qualities. The men in her life immediately and violently disapproved. They taught her to fear the word girl by turning it into a weapon used to hurt her. They taught her to hate her femininity, to destroy the best parts of herself. In order to survive, Vivek had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As a girl, she's still afraid. Having spent years undoing the damage and salvaging her lost girlhood, she is haunted by the violence of men, seldom dressing the way she wants in public. As a result she is often still perceived as male, stirring feelings of guilt and self-doubt: Am I not feminine enough? Is this my fault for striving to be the perfect man and excelling at it? I'm Afraid of Men is a culmination of the years Vivek spent observing men and creating her own version of manhood. Through deeply personal reflection, she offers a rare and multifaceted perspective on gender and a hopeful reimagining of masculinity at a time when it's needed more than ever."--

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