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GenderueerDerek is a girl He wasn't one of the boys as a kid; he admired befriended and socialized with the girls and always knew he was one of them despite being male That wasn't always accepted or understood but he didn't care he knew who he wasNow he's a teenager and boys and girls are flirting and dating and his identity has become a lot complicated he's attracted to the girls The other girls The female onesThis is Derek's story the story of a different kind of male hero a genderueer person's tale The century's first decade saw many LGBT centers and services rebranding themselves as LGBTThe in LGBT is a new addition It represents other forms of ueer in an inclusive wave of the hand towards folks claiming to. I've been meaning to diversify my review list for some time and the idea of this book intrigued me So when I saw the author asking around for reviews I was eager to reuest a copy Right off the bat this isn't really a book for people who don't already have some level of awareness of gender issues That's not to say that you have to be an expert in the field to read this but having some experience with it speaking with genderueer friends being aware of the separation of gender and sex in modern discourse etc will make this a much easier book to understand However I don't fault the book for that as that was never a purpose it set out to fulfill It's meant for people who think and like the author did Any awareness spread is a bonus The writing style was easy enough to follow as it was in snippets for the most part like little bite sized pieces of a life strung together There is some language homophobic slurs especially that are used as an authentic recreation of experience in eras when those words were used regularly but readers with certain sensitivities may want to be aware going in The stories told in here do come across as genuine There is genuine growth of identity as it progresses I admit the whole I'm not like other boys part was a bit off putting but it was a reality of the author's mindset awhile ago The biggest struggle I had was with the protagonist's emphasis on wanting sex There were some nice guy implications coming across that put me on edge Especially during Derek's hippie days there was an ongoing subtext of I'm nice so girls should want to sleep with me In certain moments Derek would ask the rhetorical Am I being creepy and I responded in my head with an uneuivocal YES The end is by far the best part Once Derek is aware of his identity and working through it during his second stint at college it becomes much clear in the narrative The creepiness goes away almost immediately and the book provides a lot of food for thought The ending lecture as well as the author's notes provide an uplifting look at coming to grips with your identity and learning to love it Like I mentioned before this book is not Genderueer 101 There are a million discussion about gender identity we could be having but this is a book review And as far as the book goes it provides a very raw at times heartbreaking and at times creepy but uplifting story of finding out who you are regardless of what the world says you should be

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Niversity of New Mexico campus in AlbuuerueThe author lived in New Mexico from 1973 1984 before emigrating to New York to become a gender activist He received a degree in Women's Studies and graduate degrees in Sociology and Social Work and worked with psychiatric patients' rights groups and gender identity support groups before reaching an impasse with the graduate programs at SUNY Stony Brook over their hostility towards radical feminist theory He later worked as elder abuse case worker in the Bronx His truncated academic career included publication of a short but groundbreaking theory piece Same Door Different Closet A Heterosexual Sissy's Coming Out Party in a peer reviewed journal Feminism Psycholo. I liked this book it brought understanding about a lot of things If you have ever constantly be told you should have been a guy or a woman this book will help you understand yourself and maybe give you a piece of mind EnjoyI received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review

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Genderueer characters ´ 7 Ý Derek is a girl He wasn't one of the boys as a kid; he admired befriended and socialized with the girls and always knew he was one of them despite being male That wasn't always accepted or understood but he didn't care he knew who he wasNow he's a teenager and boys and girls are flirting and dating and his identity has become aVary from conventional gender and orientation such as genderueer people People who are affirmatively tolerant on gay lesbian and transgender issues still ask Why do we need to add another letter to the acronym Isn't anyone who isn't mainstream already covered by 'gay' or 'lesbian' or 'bisexual' or 'trans' I'm all in favor of people having the right to call themselves whatever they want but seriously do we need this termDerek's tale testifies to the real life relevance of that this is a genderueer coming of age and coming out story from an era long before genderueer was trendingThis story follows Derek from his debut as an 8th grader in Los Alamos NM until his unorthodox coming out at the age of 21 on U. What a uniue tale this was I think that Allan Hunter has such a fresh and fun voice and he seriously made me think about aspects of the world and the people in it that I hadn't on this level before I loved the way this story was laid out It wasn't one note there were so many layers to it Such a wonderful uniue life I liked that we are given a new type of coming out story and the trials that come with it It's so very real and that is what I loved about it most