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He/she/they : how we talk about gender and why it matters / Schuyler Bailar.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Hachette Go, 2023Edition: First editionDescription: xiv, 370 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780306831874
  • 0306831872
  • 9780306831867
  • 0306831864
Subject(s): Genre/Form:
Contents:
Part 1. Gender and Me -- Finding The Right Words -- Terminology -- Biological Sex, More Complicated Than Grade School Science! -- What Is Gender? -- Surgery? Hormones? Haircuts? -- Pronouns -- And Why They Are So Important! -- How Do People Know If They're Transgender? -- Gender Dysphoria and Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Illness -- Part 2. Gender and Others -- Coming Out...Or Inviting In -- So You Think You're Not Transphobic? -- Things Not To Say To Trans People -- Part 3. Gender and Society -- What Kids Teach Us About Gender -- Gender Affirming Care -- What I've Learned About Being Trans...From Kids! -- Peeing In Peace, Trans People and Bathrooms -- Trans People and Dating -- "You Lied To Me", Trans People and Disclosure -- Trans Athletes and Sports -- Toxic Masculinity from the Lens of a Transgender Man -- Trans, Korean, Mixed-Race, Athlete: Whew, The Intersectionality! -- Internalized Transphobia and Its Antidote, Radical Trans Joy -- Part 4. Gender and You -- Allyship -- Love Transcends -- As You Embark, Take Me With You.
Summary: "Just a few years ago, Schuyler Bailar rose to national and international prominence when he became the first openly transgender athlete to compete on an NCAA Division 1 team in any sport. A top high school prospect, Schuyler had been recruited by Harvard for the women's team, but after taking a gap year to address mental health and ultimately to transition, Schuyler swam instead for Harvard's men's team. Since then, Schuyler has become a go to expert on gender identity for the media and has given hundreds of talks on gender literacy and inclusion. But at the same time, Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was asked in her confirmation hearing to define the word "woman," a seemingly simple question that in that particular arena was too politically charged for her to answer. Meanwhile, anti-gay and anti-trans legislation in Florida and Texas shows that trans rights are under attack. Transgender suicides are up, transgender hotlines are buzzing, and the only thing that is certain is this: America is long overdue for a reckoning with gender. He/She/They uses storytelling and the art of conversation to give us the fundamental language and context of gender so that we can meet people where they are and pave the way to understanding, acceptance, and inclusion. As a transgender man, inclusion advocate, and LGBTQ educator, Schuyler Bailar is more than familiar with the myriad questions that come up. In He/She/They, he addresses them head on, such as why being transgender is not a choice, why pronouns are important, and what is biological sex. But this book is more than a book on allyship; many of Schuyler's vast followers come to him for support; one of his most popular reels is speaking to a young trans person who asks, "does it get better?" Schuyler speaks to everyone, no matter where they are. In the same way that So You Want to Talk About Race defined the conversation about race in American, He/She/They is an essential, urgent, and, as Schuyler points out, potentially life-saving book that will change the conversation about gender identity and how we talk about it, moving us toward a more equitable future"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: LGBTQ+ History Month | Recent Rainbow Reads for Adults | TDoV - Adults
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Item type Home library Collection Call number Materials specified Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Adult Book Adult Book Main Library NonFiction 306.768 B153 Available 33111011277437
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Go‑to expert on gender identity, Schuyler Bailar, offers an essential, urgent guide that changes the conversation.

Anti-transgender legislation is being introduced in state governments around the United States in record-breaking numbers. Trans people are under attack in sports, healthcare, school curriculum, bathrooms, bars, and nearly every walk of life. He/She/They clearly and compassionately addresses fundamental topics, from why being transgender is not a choice and why pronouns are important, to more complex issues including how gender-affirming healthcare can be lifesaving and why allowing trans youth to play sports is good for all kids. With a relatable narrative rooted in facts, science, and history, Schuyler helps restore common sense and humanity to a discussion that continues to be divisively coopted and deceptively politicized.



Schuyler Bailar didn't set out to be an activist, but his very public transition to the Harvard men's swim team put him in the spotlight. His choice to be open about his transition and share his experience has touched people around the world. His plain-spoken education has evolved into tireless advocacy for inclusion and collective liberation. In He/She/They , Schuyler uses storytelling and the art of conversation to give us the essential language and context of gender, meeting everyone where they are and paving the way for understanding, acceptance, and, most importantly: connection. He/She/They is more than a book on allyship; it also speaks to trans folks directly, answering the question, "does it get better?" with a resounding yes, celebrating radical trans joy. Myth-busting, affirming, compassionate, and fierce, He/She/They is a crucial, urgent--and lifesaving--book that forever changes the conversation about gender.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part 1. Gender and Me -- Finding The Right Words -- Terminology -- Biological Sex, More Complicated Than Grade School Science! -- What Is Gender? -- Surgery? Hormones? Haircuts? -- Pronouns -- And Why They Are So Important! -- How Do People Know If They're Transgender? -- Gender Dysphoria and Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Illness -- Part 2. Gender and Others -- Coming Out...Or Inviting In -- So You Think You're Not Transphobic? -- Things Not To Say To Trans People -- Part 3. Gender and Society -- What Kids Teach Us About Gender -- Gender Affirming Care -- What I've Learned About Being Trans...From Kids! -- Peeing In Peace, Trans People and Bathrooms -- Trans People and Dating -- "You Lied To Me", Trans People and Disclosure -- Trans Athletes and Sports -- Toxic Masculinity from the Lens of a Transgender Man -- Trans, Korean, Mixed-Race, Athlete: Whew, The Intersectionality! -- Internalized Transphobia and Its Antidote, Radical Trans Joy -- Part 4. Gender and You -- Allyship -- Love Transcends -- As You Embark, Take Me With You.

"Just a few years ago, Schuyler Bailar rose to national and international prominence when he became the first openly transgender athlete to compete on an NCAA Division 1 team in any sport. A top high school prospect, Schuyler had been recruited by Harvard for the women's team, but after taking a gap year to address mental health and ultimately to transition, Schuyler swam instead for Harvard's men's team. Since then, Schuyler has become a go to expert on gender identity for the media and has given hundreds of talks on gender literacy and inclusion. But at the same time, Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was asked in her confirmation hearing to define the word "woman," a seemingly simple question that in that particular arena was too politically charged for her to answer. Meanwhile, anti-gay and anti-trans legislation in Florida and Texas shows that trans rights are under attack. Transgender suicides are up, transgender hotlines are buzzing, and the only thing that is certain is this: America is long overdue for a reckoning with gender. He/She/They uses storytelling and the art of conversation to give us the fundamental language and context of gender so that we can meet people where they are and pave the way to understanding, acceptance, and inclusion. As a transgender man, inclusion advocate, and LGBTQ educator, Schuyler Bailar is more than familiar with the myriad questions that come up. In He/She/They, he addresses them head on, such as why being transgender is not a choice, why pronouns are important, and what is biological sex. But this book is more than a book on allyship; many of Schuyler's vast followers come to him for support; one of his most popular reels is speaking to a young trans person who asks, "does it get better?" Schuyler speaks to everyone, no matter where they are. In the same way that So You Want to Talk About Race defined the conversation about race in American, He/She/They is an essential, urgent, and, as Schuyler points out, potentially life-saving book that will change the conversation about gender identity and how we talk about it, moving us toward a more equitable future"-- Provided by publisher.

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