Beyond Trans, Heath Fogg Davis

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Eye-opening and fascinating. I don't usually review the non-fiction I read, but this is one of those books that's too important to pass up.

There are many things in Davis' book to think about. What struck me most was: 1) becoming aware of the prevalence of sex-classification - all of the forms and sources of identification which ask or label us as M or F - which there really isn't a good reason to collect; 2) how we have historically compressed a range of human sexual identity down to an either/or choice which is not always applicable; 3) that "separate and equal" rarely is, and that the strategy of accommodation continues to reinforce binary sexual identity and sexism; 4) that we all suffer when we force people into boxes.