Hot Sheet: All Those Wonderful People Out There in the Dark

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8. BOOK: Julia Serano, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive

Award-winning transgender, bisexual author, performer, and activist Julia Serano's latest work delves into the unsettlingly exclusionary nature of modern feminist and queer movements. Although both feminists and radical queers claim to value diversity and seek inclusion, the broader feminist and queer movements often leave little space for anyone who doesn't fit a specific narrative. For example, feminism has a long history of excluding lesbians, and the modern queer movement has emerged as a largely white, homogeneous group with a certain aesthetic. Those who don't fit those prescribed narratives are, as Serano notes, excluded. In characteristic thought-provoking and dense text, Serano offers possible solutions to finally reach the egalitarian society each of these equality-minded movements claims to desire. Excluded is available through Seal Press starting Tuesday. — Sunnivie Brydum

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