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Gender : your guide : a gender-friendly primer on what to know, what to say, and what to do in the new gender culture / Lee Airton.

Airton, Lee, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781507209004
  • ISBN: 1507209002
  • Physical Description: 239 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"An authentic and accessible guide to understanding--and engaging in--today's gender conversation. The days of two genders--male, female; boy, girl; blue, pink--are over, if they ever existed at all. Gender is now a global conversation, and one that is constantly evolving. More people than ever before are openly living their lives as transgender men or women, and many transgender people are coming out as neither men or women, instead living outside of the binary. Gender is changing, and this change is gaining momentum. We all want to do and say the right things in relation to gender diversity--whether at a job interview, at parent/teacher night, and around the table at family dinners. But where do we begin? From the differences among gender identity, gender expression, and sex, to the use of gender-neutral pronouns like singular they/them, to thinking about your own participation in gender, Gender: Your Guide serves as a complete primer to all things gender. Guided by professor and gender diversity advocate Lee Airton, PhD, you will learn how gender works in everyday life, how to use accurate terminology to refer to transgender, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming individuals, and how to ask when you aren't sure what to do or say. It provides you with the information you need to talk confidently and compassionately about gender diversity, whether simply having a conversation or going to bat as an advocate. Just like gender itself, being gender-friendly is a process for all of us. As revolutionary a resource as Our Bodies, Ourselves, Gender: Your Guide invites everyone on board to make gender more flexible and less constricting: a source of more joy, and less harm, for everyone. Let's get started"-- Provided by publisher.
"The days of two genders--male, female; boy, girl; blue, pink--are over, if they ever existed at all. Gender is now a global conversation, and one that is constantly evolving. From the differences among gender identity, gender expression, and sex, to the use of gender-neutral pronouns like singular they/them, to thinking about your own participation in gender, Gender: Your Guide serves as a complete primer to all things gender. You will learn how gender works in everyday life, how to use accurate terminology to refer to transgender, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming individuals, and how to ask when you aren't sure what to do or say. It provides you with the information you need to talk confidently and compassionately about gender diversity, whether simply having a conversation or going to bat as an advocate"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gender Identity.
Parenting.
Parent and child.

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Gender: Your Guide : A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture
Gender: Your Guide : A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture
by Airton, Lee
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Gender: Your Guide : A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Preface: Why This Book Mattersp. 13
Introductionp. 19
Part 1What to Knowp. 23
1    Understanding Gender in Today's Worldp. 25
        Fact or Process? Two Broad Schools of Thought about Genderp. 26
        Biology and Socialization Affect Each Otherp. 31
        How Gender Works in Everyday Lifep. 34
2    Everyone Is a Gender Expert, Whether You Know It or Notp. 45
        A Story: I Really Need Those Shoesp. 46
        Drawing Your Gender-Friendly Road Mapp. 48
        Gender-Friendliness Is a Processp. 52
        Gender-Friendliness: How Everyone Benefitsp. 55
3    Learning about the Transgender Spectrump. 57
        Why Are Some People Transgender? Because We Arep. 58
        Transgender People Are Diversep. 59
        Transgender People Have Many Ways of Transitioningp. 78
        Common "Knowledge" about Transgender People Is Changing Over Timep. 87
Part 2What to Sayp. 91
4    A Gender-Neutral Pronoun Primerp. 93
        WHAT Are Gender-Neutral Pronouns?p. 94
        WHO Uses Gender-Neutral Pronouns and WHY?p. 98
        The HOW of Gender-Neutral Pronounsp. 102
5    Strategies for Using People's Pronouns Correctlyp. 113
        Tips for Getting Pronouns Right, As Best As You Canp. 114
        Comparing Two Common Pronoun Workaroundsp. 120
        How Do I Know? Ways of Finding Out Someone's Pronounsp. 123
        What If I Do All These Things and Someone Still Gets Mad at Me?p. 134
6    Noticing and Changing Gendered Languagep. 135
        Pushing Out of Gendered Languagep. 135
        General Uses of Singular They in Work and Lifep. 136
        Alternatives to Common Gendered Languagep. 142
Part 3What To Dop. 151
7    How to Stop Telling People Who They Are, Gender-Wise, by Accidentp. 153
        You're the Authority on Your [XYZ], Not Me!p. 154
        Gender-Friendly Ways to Talk about Partnersp. 157
        Gender-Friendly Ways to Talk about and Engage Babies and Kidsp. 159
        It's Not My Business Which Washroom You Use!p. 160
8    An Action Plan for Standing Up Beside Your Personp. 165
1        Pay Attentionp. 166
2        Opt Out of Question-Callingp. 166
3        Identify Hot Spotsp. 167
4        Take Actionp. 168
        Now You Have Your Gender-Friendly Toolkitp. 182
9    Growing Your Gender-Friendly Communityp. 183
        It's Hard Sometimes: How to Face the Challenges of Being Gender-Friendlyp. 184
        How to Debunk False Arguments Against Gender-Friendly Changep. 192
        Tips for Taking a Leadership Role with Othersp. 202
        Last Wordp. 207
    CODA: To the Trans Person Whose Person Is Reading This Bookp. 209
        Who Am I and Why Did I Write This Book?p. 210
        Self-Advocacy Tips and Resourcesp. 211
Glossaryp. 215
Resourcesp. 219
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 233

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