Sex Is as Sex Does  


Sex Is as Sex Does
NYU Press | May 31, 2022 | 256 pages
ISBN: 9780814717103

"In this book, the author shows that the misclassification of transgender people, a phenomenon usually thought to be the result of transphobia, was in the past often deeply connected to systems that ensure the legal oppression of women. With the gradual disestablishment of gender from the state, barriers to sex reclassification began to crumble and contradictions in sex reclassification policies emerged-one state actor determining that sex classification is inalterably determined at birth, another demanding gender confirming surgery, a third requiring only an avowal of gender identity.