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  1. says:

    I ve been putting off writing a review of Ivan E Coyote and Rae Spoon s collaborative book Gender Failure since I read an advanced reading copy back in March This is despite the fact that I had two type written pages of notes that I d made as I was reading the book The thing is, this book started off on the wrong foot with m...


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    I can t say enough good things about this book Firstly, it s written by two authors, who each have different lived experiences and approaches to gender Though they both reject our culture s insistence on a gender binary system and both share many commonalities, having two writing styles and approaches makes for an interesting read that never gets complacent Secondly, the short format, which Ivan Coyote has mastered do go read everything else Coyote has written too, because the use of languag I can t say enough good things about this book Firstly, it s written by two authors, who each have different lived experiences and approaches to gender Though they both reject our culture s insistence on a gender binary system and both share many commonalities, having two writing styles and approaches makes for an interesting read that never gets complacent Secondly, the short format, which Ivan Coyote has mastered do go read everything else Coyote has written too, because the use o...


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    If I had to put the way I felt about Gender Failure in a couple of words, those words might be behind the times I would have been ecstatic to read this before about 2012 or 2013 ask me why The Collection Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard marks a watershed in transgender fiction and memoir but that s another review , but it was published in 2014.That s partly for intensely personal reasons my own butch identified top surgery was in February 2014, two months before Gender Failur If I had to put the way I felt about Gender Failure in a couple of words, those words might be behind the times I would have been ecstatic to read this before about 2012 or 2013 ask me why The Collection Short Fiction from the ...


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    As a parent whose child has experienced many years and forms of bullying because of sexual orientation, I approached this very moving book hoping to gain understanding and to learn compassion This book offers both to the reader with an open mind.Ivan and Rae describe experiences shrouded in confusion, alienation, fear, frustration, and anger, and they also speak of courage, friendship, determination, growth, love, and evolution In spite of the painful challenges along the way, each refuses to As a parent whose child has experienced many years and forms of bullying because of sexual orientation, I approached this very moving book hoping to gain understanding and to learn compassion This book offers both to the reader with an open mind.Ivan and Rae describe experiences shrouded in confusion, alienation, fear, frustration, and anger, and they also speak of courage, friendship, determination, growth, love, and evolution In ...


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    Very interesting read A lot of it was basic enough for new readers of any trans content, but well written enough to be worth reading as someone who already knows the lesson Great discussions of complicated matters like discrimination within the LGBT community I ve read a lot of Ivan Coyote s writing, but none of Rae Spoon s just listened to their music , and I was really impressed by Spoon s chapters Even Ivan seemed to have had a lotcritical breakthroughs since the last time I checke Very interesting read A lot of it was basic enough for new readers of any trans content, but well written enough to be worth reading as someone who already knows the lesson Great discussions of complicated matters like discrimination within the LGBT com...


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    I can t stop thinking about this book It s a collection of essays by two queer artists The essays alternate between Coyote and Spoon s perspectives and are interspersed with photos, song lyrics, and anecdotes The essays contain stories about medical transition including surgery and social transition including pronouns and presentation Many of those stories are also about pursuing an arts career, spending time with friends and neighbors, and so on Those everyday experiences that cis peop I can t stop thinking about this book It s a collection of essays by two queer artists The essays alternate...


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    Gender retirement What a wonderful idea Everyone should read this beautifully written book, not just those affected by gender or sexuality We have this whole ridiculous way of carrying on from birth to death that assigns our children with not only a genitally defined gender which excludes intersex variations anyway but along with that prescribes how we should behave our jobs, interests, dress codes, hobbies and physical mannerisms Ever stop to think how wrong this is I have Physique Gender retirement What a wonderful idea Everyone should read this beautifully written book, not just those affected by gender or sexuality We have this whole ridiculous way of carrying on from birth to death ...


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    I m giving this five stars because I can t imagine how it could be different It is pretty perfect in what it is and does.Ivan E Coyote and Rae Spoon alternate short chapters through the book, telling a range of stories about how they were born assigned female and then left that identity behind, or tried to.The tried to part is, of course, dealing with other people, dealing with social expectations, getting caught in the gender binary, where you only have two options, M or F.Both Coyote and Spo I m giving this five stars because I can t imagine how it could be different It is pretty perfect in what it is and does.Ivan E Coyote and Rae Spoon alternate short chapters through the book, telling a range of stories about how they were born assigned female and then left that identity behind, or tried to.The tried to part is, of course, dealing with other people, dealing with social expectations, getting caught in the gender binary, where you only have two options, M or F.Both Coyote and Spoon tell about how they moved through many different options They each call themselves gender failures Spoon writes powerfully about how they meaning Spoon, who has adopted this pronoun has retired from gender Each repeatedly tells stories about how they were misidentified, misrepresented, left to explain themselves over and over, often giving up and going with the socially expected flow, simply to board an airplane, or complete any number of ordinar...


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    I liked this book, but it wasn t AMAZING Ivan s writing is clearly stronger than Rae s, so maybe that had something to do with it There were a few things that were written that, as a 25 year old also white afab nonbinary person, made me cringe because we re all very sure that the way we talk and think about gender is the correct way Ivan and Rae struck me as a littleold school transgendered but for me it was a good exercise in learning about the nuances of similar trans and queer ex I liked this book, but it wasn t AMAZING Ivan s writing is clearly stronger than Rae s, so maybe that had something to do with it There were a few things that were written that, as a 25 year old also white afab nonbinary person, made me cringe because we re all very sure that the way we talk and think about gender is the correct way Ivan and Rae struck me as a littleold school transgendered but for me it was a good exercise in learning about the nuances of similar trans and queer experiences At times I felt like Ivan s stories about Rosie in the beginning were just lip service to trans women, because sometimes Ivan would say something like, I obviously don t look like a lady which is something that comes off as quite transmisogynistic and counter to what Ivan said before about using the pronouns she her when talking to kids so kids know that there are so ...


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    Almost every chapter of Gender Failure made me cry It s incredibly easy, in a world obsessed with the idea that your genitals determine who you are at the most fundamental level, to feel that your own understanding of gender, and your own perception of self is faulty that, at some level, you re just making it all up. So when two people you ve never met, from the other side of the world, and assigned by society to the other side of the gender binary, write a book and express many of the same th Almost every chapter of Gender Failure made me cry It s incredibly easy, in a world obsessed with the idea that your genitals determine who you are at the most fundamental l...


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Gender Failure summary pdf Gender Failure , summary chapter 2 Gender Failure , sparknotes Gender Failure , Gender Failure e0283b4 Being A Girl Was Something That Never Really Happened For Me Rae SpoonIvan E Coyote And Rae Spoon Are Accomplished, Award Winning Writers, Musicians, And Performers They Are Also Both Admitted Gender Failures In Their First Collaborative Book, Ivan And Rae Explore And Expose Their Failed Attempts At Fitting Into The Gender Binary, And How Ultimately Our Expectations And Assumptions Around Traditional Gender Roles Fail Us All.Based On Their Acclaimed 2012 Live Show That Toured Across The United States And In Europe, Gender Failure Is A Poignant Collection Of Autobiographical Essays, Lyrics, And Images Documenting Ivan And Rae S Personal Journeys From Gender Failure To Gender Enlightenment Equal Parts Hilarious And Heartbreaking, It S A Book That Will Touch LGBTQ Readers And Others, Revealing, With Candor And Insight, That Gender Comes In Than Two Sizes.Ivan E Coyote Is The Author Of Six Story Collections And The Award Winning Novel Bow Grip, And Is Co Editor Of Persistence All Ways Butch And Femme Ivan Frequently Performs At High Schools, Universities, And Festivals Across North America.Rae Spoon Is A Transgender Indie Musician Whose Most Recent CD Is My Prairie Home, Which Is Also The Title Of A New National Film Board Of Canada Documentary About Them Rae S First Book, First Spring Grass Fire, Was A Lambda Literary Award Finalist In 2013.

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Gender Failure
  • Rae Spoon
  • English
  • 05 September 2018
  • 1551525364

About the Author: Rae Spoon

With a voice as big as the prairie sky, transgender musician and author Rae Spoon has a story like no other My Prairie Home, Rae Spoon s latest album, explores the meaning of home when it is no longer a place one can return to As a young person, Rae used music both as an escape and as a place to build a world they could live in safely Songs about death, coming out as queer during high school, a With a voice as big as the prairie sky, transgender musician and author Rae Spoon has a story like no other My Prairie Home, Rae Spoon s latest album, explores the meaning of home when it is no longer a place one can return to As a young person, Rae used music both as an escape and as a place to build a world they could live in safely Songs about death, coming out as queer during high school, and surviving abuse are all sung by a voice that can break a heart and fill it with hope at the same time The album spans their early musical influences from folk and gospel to indie rock and grunge My Prairie Home was released in August 2013 with shining reviews and wide media coverage in Canada Rae was featured on several covers of entertainment papers, including the cover of Toronto s Now Magazine.Rae is also the subject of the National Film Board musical documentary My Prairie Home, with their 2013 album of the same name serving as the score and soundtrack to the film Directed by Chelsea McMullan, this documentary about growing up and surviving in an evangelical Christianfamily premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was released theatrically in Canada The film is an official selection for Sundance 2014 and nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Feature Documentary.Having started out as a country artist and later adding experimental and electronic elements into their music, Rae Spoon has released seven solo albums and three collaborative albums over the past ten years They have toured extensively in Canada as well as internationally Europe, the USA and Australia Rae has been nominated for The Polaris Music Prize, CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards, and the Galaxy Rising Star Award.Rae s first book, First Spring Grass Fire, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in September 2012 The book was a finalist for a Lambda Award in the Transgender Fiction category, as well as shortlisted for an Expozine Alternative Press Award Rae is slated to publish their second book, co written with Ivan E Coyote and titled Gender Failure, in April 2014