'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.
~I was sent a copy as part of my stop on this blog tour-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - I was super excited to hear that Juno Dawson was bringing out a new book.
I have been a big fan of her YA books for years and I was so excited to hear that she was bringing out The Gender Games and not only that, to be part of the blog tour for such a fantastic book.
If you haven't read any of her books then I suggest you start with this one. It gives you so much insight to her and it just made me love her more. She's not afraid to stand up for herself or others and she is a great role model.
This book is kind of told like a memoir but also social studies. You find out about sexuality, sex, gender and it was so fantastic to read and her writing is just amazing that when I started it I couldn't put it down. I had to read it all in one sitting. I was so captivated and I was confused about some things but this opened my eyes and I really think everyone should give this a read. You will enjoy it whilst learning some things!
She really makes some amazing points about gender, LGBTQ, race and so much more. Oh! And of course feminism ;)
If you're going to pick one book up this month make it this one. It will open your eyes to Junos life as a transgender and what she has to go through to be who she knows she is!
A very, very powerful read.
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