LIBRARY is delighted to invite you to the launch of The Gender Games the new book by Juno Dawson.
The problem with men and women,from someone who has been both!
Members free please RSVP
Non-members please request a day-pass
‘In The Gender Games, Juno Dawson opens minds, breaks down myths, dispels misconceptions, and vaporizes prejudices about gender, sex, sociology, and parenting (and more). Part memoir, part manifesto, part history, part rant, The Gender Games is refreshingly frank, typically blunt, frequently potty-mouthed, immensely readable and enormously enjoyable. I loved it!’ Rebecca Root
‘It’s a boy!’ or ‘It’s a girl!’ are the first words almost all of us hear when we enter the world. Before our names, before we have likes and dislikes – before we, or anyone else, has any idea who we are. And two years ago, as Juno Dawson went to tell her mother she was (and actually, always had been) a woman, she started to realise just how wrong we’ve been getting it. Gender isn’t just screwing over trans people, it’s messing with everyone. From little girls who think they can’t be doctors to teenagers who come to expect street harassment. From exclusionist feminists to ‘alt-right’ young men. From men who can’t cry to the women who think they shouldn’t. As her body gets in line with her mind, Juno tells not only her own story, but the story of everyone who is shaped by society’s expectations of gender – and what we can do about it. Featuring insights from well-known gender, feminist and trans activists including Rebecca Root, Laura Bates, Gemma Cairney, Anthony Anaxagorou, Hannah Witton, Alaska Thunderfuck and many more, The Gender Games is a frank, witty and powerful manifesto for a world in which everyone can truly be themselves.
JUNO DAWSON is the multi award-winning author of dark teen thrillers. Her first non-fiction book, Being a Boy, tackled puberty, sex and relationships in a frank and funny fashion, and a follow-up for young LGBT people, This Book is Gay, came out in 2014. Juno is a regular contributor to Attitude Magazine, GT and the Guardian and has contributed to news items concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education on BBC Woman's Hour, Front Row, This Morning and Newsnight. She writes full time and lives in Brighton
LIBRARY is delighted to invite you to the launch of The Gender Games the new book by Juno ...