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Novara FM: The Dolls Hold All The Receipts w/ Jules Gill-Peterson

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The difference between sex and gender is fundamental to how we talk about trans people.

But what if it actually obscures the richness of life outside of gender norms?

There is so much more to gender non-conforming people than this academic, middle-class, distinction. So says Jules Gill-Peterson, author of A Short History of Trans Misogyny.

A historian at Johns Hopkins University, she reaches back into the past to explain what it means to be a Queen, how the ways we talk about them accidentally erases them, why trans women do sex work, and to reignite the celebration of femininity as a cornerstone of feminist politics.