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The Resource I'm afraid of men, Vivek Shraya

I'm afraid of men, Vivek Shraya

Label
I'm afraid of men
Title
I'm afraid of men
Statement of responsibility
Vivek Shraya
Title variation
I am afraid of men
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
Summary
A trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2019.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692665
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shraya, Vivek
Dewey number
306.76/8092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shraya, Vivek
  • Transgender people
  • Gender expression
  • Gender identity
  • Transphobia
  • Homophobia
  • Sex differences
  • Masculinity
  • Gender expression
  • Gender identity
  • Masculinity
  • Sex differences
  • Transgender people
  • Canada
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Target audience
adult
Label
I'm afraid of men, Vivek Shraya
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1028818195
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
85 pages
Isbn
9780735235939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028818195
Label
I'm afraid of men, Vivek Shraya
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1028818195
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
85 pages
Isbn
9780735235939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028818195

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