For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters
An accessible guide for learning about gender identity for those questioning their own genders, generally curious about gender, or interested in better understanding someone else's identity.
If you've ever questioned the logic of basing an entire identity around what you have between your legs, it's time to embark on a daring escape outside of the binary box. Written in a choose-your-own path style, you'll explore over one hundred different scenarios that embrace nearly every definition of gender around the globe and throughout history in a refreshingly creative exploration of the ways gender colors and shapes our world.
In She/He/They/Me, Dr. Robyn Ryle, professor of sociology and gender studies at Hanover College in Indiana, thoughtfully discusses gender constructs, expectations, and transitions along with covering everything from the science, biology, and psychology of gender to the philosophy, legality and societal implications.
This is a must-read for better understanding and celebrating LGBTQ+, nonbinary, and transgender identities and a great resource for parents of gender queer kids.
Praise for She/He/They/Me:
"An engaging, choose-your-own-adventure-style guide to gender that encourages readers to travel down paths with which they may not be familiar. These guided thought experiments are opportunities to consider just how strongly our gender assignments influence our daily lives."—Psychology Today
"Light and accessible, this is a smart and streamlined journey through the nuances of gender identity."—Booklist
Praise For She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters…
"Light and accessible, this is a smart and streamlined journey through the nuances of gender identity." — Booklist
"With its unique format and accessible language, the text is perfect for readers of any age who are questioning their genders, generally curious about gender, or interested in better understanding a loved one’s identity." — Publishers Weekly
"Those who view gender as binary, fixed and inherently tied to certain biological and cultural behaviors may find She He They Me surprising or uncomfortable, but that's why they should read it. If nothing else, it's an exercise in empathy--and only good can come from that." — Shelf Awareness for Readers
"An engaging, choose-your-own-adventure-style guide to gender that encourages readers to travel down paths with which they may not be familiar. These guided thought experiments are opportunities to consider just how strongly our gender assignments influence our daily lives." — Psychology Today
"She He They Me is a fantastic exploration of gender for this particular modern window of questioning and abandoning those gender definitions that have proven harmful to so many. It would help anyone feeling stuck in their own unfulfilling adventure, unsure of what would be on the pages of another journey. " — Windy City Times
Sourcebooks, 9781492666943, 400pp.
Publication Date: March 5, 2019
About the Author
Dr. Robyn Ryle is an author, speaker, and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Hanover College, IN. She has written for Gawker, Little Fiction/Big Truths, and CALYX Journal.