Sharon Marcus: Gender Renegades, 17 June 2021
Show More Female Husbands: A Trans History by Jen Manion.
Cambridge, 350 pp., £17.99, March 2020, 978 1 108 48380 3Show More
Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from 19th-Century France by Rachel Mesch.
Stanford, 344 pp., £24.99, May 2020, 978 1 5036 0673 9Show More
“... hands hardened by decades of work as a groom and sawyer.As Jen Manion’s Female Husbands and Rachel Mesch’s Before Trans show, a considerable number of people assigned female at birth lived as men, between genders, and outside gender during the 18th and 19th centuries – long before the rise of endocrinology and gender affirmation surgery. The ...”