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This book is fantastic, I’m not even half way through and Joyce has a brilliant way with words - her book describes so many things I’ve been unable to articulate even to myself.

For example, her critique of the mantra “trans women are women” and discussing other so-called “definitions” of woman offered by trans women, such as “Women are multifaceted … limitless, formless …”

At drive-by speed, this sort of stuff might seem flattering… But defining women as the people whose bodies developed along the female reproductive pathway is limiting only if you regard female embodiment as limiting. These redefinitions are the antithesis of the ‘radical notion that women are people’.

(bold is my own emphasis) This really resonated with me, but there have been plenty of other moments I could quote as well!

This book is fantastic, I’m not even half way through and Joyce has a brilliant way with words - her book describes so many things I’ve been unable to articulate even to myself. For example, her critique of the mantra “trans women are women” and discussing other so-called “definitions” of woman offered by trans women, such as “Women are multifaceted … limitless, formless …” >At drive-by speed, this sort of stuff might seem flattering… But defining women as the people whose bodies developed along the female reproductive pathway is limiting **only if you regard female embodiment as limiting**. These redefinitions are the antithesis of the ‘radical notion that women are people’. (bold is my own emphasis) This really resonated with me, but there have been plenty of other moments I could quote as well!

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[–] radically_done 3 points (+3|-0)

I really want this book. It sounds like it might be perfect for some of the people in my life. I haven't been able to track down a hard copy though, and I'm reluctant to buy the ebook this time because I want to share it around.

[–] bannedrui_resin 2 points (+2|-0)

I just finished reading as well and she really covers everything clearly and convincingly.