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The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

Trans people in Britain today have become a culture war 'issue'. Despite making up less than 1% of the country's population, they are the subjects of a toxic and increasingly polarised 'debate', which generates reliable controversy for newspapers and talk shows. This media frenzy conceals a simple fact: that we are having the wrong conversation, a conversation in which trans people themselves are reduced to a talking point and denied a meaningful voice.

In this powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the 'transgender issue' to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society. In doing so, she provides a compelling, wide-ranging analysis of trans lives from youth to old age, exploring work, family, housing, healthcare, the prison system, and trans participation in the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities, in contemporary Britain and beyond.

The Transgender Issue is a landmark work that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life. It is a manifesto for change, and a call for justice and solidarity between all marginalised people and minorities. Trans liberation, as Faye sees it, goes to the root of what our society is and what it could be; it offers the possibility of a more just, free and joyful world for all of us.

The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

  • Product Information

    The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice | Hardback
    ISBN: 9780141991801
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication Date: 5 May 2022
    Genre: Human Rights & Gender Studies - Non-Fiction
    Pages: 320
    Dimensions: 129 x 196 x 21 (mm)
    Language: English

  • Queer Representation

    Trans Men
    Trans Women
    Non-Binary & Genderqueer
    Own Voices

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