By Deborah Rudacille
While Deborah Rudacille discovered shut buddy had determined to transition from lady to male, she felt pressured to appreciate why.
Coming on the arguable topic of transsexualism from numerous angles–historical, sociological, mental, medical–Rudacille stumbled on that gender variance is something yet new, that altering one’s gender has been met with either popularity and hostility over the years, and that gender identification, like sexual orientation, seems to be inborn, no longer discovered, even though in a few humans the intercourse of the physique doesn't fit the intercourse of the mind.
Informed not just via meticulous examine, but additionally via the author’s interviews with renowned contributors of the transgender group, The Riddle of Gender is a sympathetic and clever examine a sexual revolution that calls into query lots of our such a lot deeply held assumptions approximately what it skill to be a guy, a lady, and a human being.
From the alternate Paperback edition.