• Sexed Up

  • How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back
  • By: Julia Serano
  • Narrated by: Julia Serano
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The author of landmark manifesto Whipping Girl exposes the violent ways we are all sexualized—then offers a bold path for resistance.

Feminists have long challenged the ways in which men tend to sexualize women. But pioneering activist, biologist, and trans woman Julia Serano argues that sexualization is a far more pervasive problem, as it’s something that we all do to other people, often without being aware of it. 

Why do we perceive men as sexual predators and women as sexual objects? Why are LGBTQ+ people stereotyped as being sexually indiscriminate and deceptive? Why are people of color still being hypersexualized? These stereotypes push minorities farther into the margins, and even the privileged are policed from transgressing, lest they also become targets. Many view sexualization as a mere component of sexism, racism, or queerphobia, but Serano argues that liberation from sexual violence comes through collectively confronting sexualization itself. 

©2022 Julia Serano (P)2022 Seal Press
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Critic Reviews

"Julia Serano continues to be one of the most remarkable feminists writing today. Sexed Up is a must-read for anyone who cares about feminism, misogyny, and how we talk about sex.”—Jessica Valenti, New York Times-bestselling author of Sex Object

"A brilliant tour de force on an under-theorized topic—sexualization—and the havoc it wreaks on so many lives, especially the most marginalized. I can't wait to discuss this book: it's essential reading.”—Kate Manne, author of Down Girl

"Julia Serano brings us the incisive, clear-eyed analysis of today's culture wars that we so desperately need. Thoughtful and deeply researched, Sexed Up provides a more compassionate way of dealing with our cultural programming around sexuality."—Annalee Newitz, Lambda Award winning author of Four Lost Cities

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EVERYONE needs to read this!!!

This book is wonderful! Serano explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. I learned so much about myself and the way that people interact with me. This is a must for anyone interested in feminism and sexuality!!!

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Fantastic

Julia Serano once again deliveres a amazing and thought provoking book. I highly recommend.