- Authors: Kate Bornstein.
- Title: Gender Outlaw.
- Subtitle: On Men, Women, an the Rest of Us.
- Publisher: Vintage Books, New York.
- Year of publishing: 2005.
- ISBN: 0679757015.
- Binding: soft-cover, 253 pages.
- List price: $ 14 (für 13,50 € bei amazon.de)
»I know I’m not a man … and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m probably not a woman, either…. The trouble is, we’re living in a world that insists we be one or the other.«
With these words, Kate Bornstein ushers readers on a funny, insightful, and wonderfully scenic journey across the frontiers of gender and identity. On one level, Gender Outlaw is an account of Bornstein’s transformation from heterosexual male to lesbian woman, from a one-time IBM salesperson to a playwright and performance artist. But this particular coming-of-age story is also a fascinating and deeply provocative investigation into our notions of male and female, the myths attached to them, and the penalties that befall not only those who transgress the definitions but anyone who blindly conforms to them. Weiterlesen