Coverart for item
The Resource I'm afraid of men, Vivek Shraya

I'm afraid of men, Vivek Shraya

Label
I'm afraid of men
Title
I'm afraid of men
Statement of responsibility
Vivek Shraya
Title variation
I am afraid of men
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A powerful meditation on the damaging effects of masculinity from a trans girl--a writer with celebrated indie roots and a knack for dismantling assumptions and challenging the status quo. Toxic masculinity takes many insidious forms, from misogyny and sexual harassment to homophobia, transphobia, and bullying. Vivek Shraya has firsthand experience with nearly all of them. As a boy, Vivek exhibited "feminine" qualities. The men in her life immediately and violently disapproved. They taught her to fear the word girl by turning it into a weapon used to hurt her. They taught her to hate her femininity, to destroy the best parts of herself. In order to survive, Vivek had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As a girl, she's still afraid. Having spent years undoing the damage and salvaging her lost girlhood, she is haunted by the violence of men, seldom dressing the way she wants in public. As a result she is often still perceived as male, stirring feelings of guilt and self-doubt: Am I not feminine enough? Is this my fault for striving to be the perfect man and excelling at it? I'm Afraid of Men is a culmination of the years Vivek spent observing men and creating her own version of manhood. Through deeply personal reflection, she offers a rare and multifaceted perspective on gender and a hopeful reimagining of masculinity at a time when it's needed more than ever."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shraya, Vivek
Dewey number
  • 306.768092
  • C813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ77.8.S58
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shraya, Vivek
  • Transgender people
  • Gender expression
  • Gender identity
  • Sex differences
  • Masculinity
  • Gender expression
  • Gender identity
  • Masculinity
  • Sex differences
  • Transgender people
  • Canada
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Label
I'm afraid of men, Vivek Shraya
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735235946
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0EAE5CAA-8DE1-4D2D-B24A-3FB5F6A1C6BF
System control number
  • on1035318729
  • (OCoLC)1035318729
Label
I'm afraid of men, Vivek Shraya
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735235946
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0EAE5CAA-8DE1-4D2D-B24A-3FB5F6A1C6BF
System control number
  • on1035318729
  • (OCoLC)1035318729

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...