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Sex Is as Sex Does

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While on the dense side, Sex Is as Sex Does is an incredibly needed piece of trans and feminist theory. I would have preferred a more readable writing style, but overall Currah succeeds in creating an extensive study of transness in the legal and academic spheres.
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This is a fascinating book, but it was entirely too academic for me and I just could not finish it. I would like to come back to this at a later date when I have more of an ability to focus on it.
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This book sure is terrifying in our Current Political Environment! (I am writing this review on June 25th, 2022 and queueing it ahead of time. How does the future look now?) I really recommend picking it up, and then also making plans to leave the country! Honestly, this book is a really important read right now, but it’s also scary, and it’s been sitting in my ‘to review’ box for ages. I will say that this is neither super academic but it’s also not super conversational. Four stars and also I need to go lie down.
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A fascinating read, exploring transgender history. This would be a worthwhile book for any reader, and I am glad to have had the opportunity to read it. I apologise for the lateness of my feedback, which was due to not having been able to access the file on my ereader until now.

I am grateful to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an ARC of Sex Is as Sex Does.
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I didn’t like this book at all. It had very liberal undertones, talked too much of politics, and generally just wasn’t a read I could get into. I didn’t finish. I was just expecting more, not something with hateful undertones.
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A really fascinating deep dive into the legal confines surrounding identity and the strange hold governments have over the ability to define yourself.
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I fully believe that this is a book everybody should read. Not only was it interesting, but it was extremely educational. I thought that I knew a lot about transgender history, but I could not have been more wrong. Highly recommend!
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