On starting to read "Whipping Girl"
July 8, 2012
Mostly out of morbid curiousity about this ‘classic’ of trans theory or whatever. I live tweeted my reading up to chapter 7 (the link will take you to the archive for interested parties).
A very quick summary of my impressions so far:
Like, holy fuck is this book white.
No. Seriously. So much whiteness. It is like a sandwich made with wonderbread and mayo.
But, seriously, I’m having some very interesting thoughts about how and why this book represents so much of what is wrong with trans theorizing and social justice language. Thoughts I’ll write up when I have a bit more time. For now, enjoy the tweets!