Just One of the Guys Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians the media and scholars Common explanations for this disparity range from biologic

  • Title: Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality
  • Author: Kristen Schilt
  • ISBN: 9780226738079
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions Just One of the Guys sheds new light on this phenomenon The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions Just One of the Guys sheds new light on this phenomenon by analyzing the unique experiences of transgender men people designated female at birth whose gender identity is male on the job.Kristen Schilt draws on in depth interviews and observational data to show that while individual transmen have varied experiences, overall their stories are a testament to systemic gender inequality The reactions of coworkers and employers to transmen, Schilt demonstrates, reveal the ways assumptions about innate differences between men and women serve as justification for discrimination She finds that some transmen gain acceptance and even privileges by becoming just one of the guys, that some are coerced into working as women or marginalized for being openly transgender, and that other forms of appearance based discrimination also influence their opportunities Showcasing the voices of a frequently overlooked group, Just One of the Guys lays bare the social processes that foster forms of inequality that affect us all.

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    1. Simply fascinating. It really challenged me to rethink the very constructs of gender and and reflect on how ingrained the very paradigm of gender shapes our daily lives. Also provided concrete real-life examples of gender discrimination, both implicit and explicit and clearly shows why feminism is needed (contrary to what some people suggest). *FYI, feminism = the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

    2. The interviews are the heart of Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality, and as they reveal what it means to live and work as a transman, the accounts also tell the greater story Schilt sensed—the men’s unique biographies testify to the difference between navigating the workplace as a woman and a man. What should compel any reader to pick up the book is the testimony of the interviewed about their treatment as women, men, and transmen in the workplace. [...]

    3. Very well written report on the author's study over several years of transgender men's experiences at work. She interviewed 50+ FTM men and did extensive supporting interviews and research. Very interesting to me since I have a unique employment situation and have wondered what it would be like if I had to change jobs. She touches on the weirdness of living on both sides of male privilege, which I am experiencing now.

    4. What was it like to transition in the workplace as a transgender man in the 1990s or early 2000s? How do the experiences of transgender men and women differ? Schilt's research provides partial answers to these questions. Was recommended this book and wasn't disappointed - very clearly written, especially for academic work.

    5. Impeccably researched and cogently written, Kristen Schilt’s Just One of the Guys? is a must read for anyone interested in transgender, especially transmen, issues and/or persistent gender inequality in the workplace. The book opens with a concise history of the transgender community in America, from the gender clinic era of 1960s-1980s to the rise of transgender activism in the 1990s and finally to the era of gender variance and political rights of the 2000s. Theoretically, transmen should ac [...]

    6. Kristen Schilt uses the unique work experiences of transmen to understand the gender wage gap in the United States. She spends time discussing the benefits men have in the workplace, ranging from inherent authority to more respect and recognition. This book sheds a new light on the glass ceiling females experience and the glass escalator males tend to ride in occupational settings, simply for being male. An easy and informative read, I highly recommend this book to anyone who is remotely interes [...]

    7. Very unique and informative book. Who better to identify gender inequality than transmen, who have experienced the workplace both as women (first) and later as men. In some of the stories related in this book the sexual discrimination can be very blatant.In addition to identifying sexual discrimination against females in the workplace, this book also does a good job of show how transmen often have an easier time of transitioning than transwomen. It also shows the difficulty transmen can have wit [...]

    8. Super excited about this book. Halfway through the introduction and it is awesome so far. Ties in with my work on transgender economics. Finished it and it was really great! I have to admit, it was scary reading about the male privilege that many trans men accept without question. I hope I can be strong enough to stand up to gender inequality in the workforce.I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in trans issues or income inequality.

    9. This book was alright, it really didn't read like a regular non-fiction book though--more like the author's thesis that was published, academic and dry. At times it was hard to read, but informative if you could get past the long sentences full of gender studies jargon. At best, good reading for someone whose college major is Gender & Women's Studies, but not so much if you're not fully immersed in the terms and syntax of the field.

    10. Useful reading both for an understanding of the transgender experience in the workplace and as a study of the specific challenges cis and transgender women face via the perspectives of transgender men.

    11. The explanation in the introduction, for the terminology used in the book, alone justifies reading it.This would be a fantastic introduction to the transmale community for journalists, educators and other people who have peripheral contact with the LGBT community.

    12. Interesting research and fascinating read. Makes you wonder, why don't we all become men? We'd certainly get treated better. Also interesting insight into the very different workplace experiences of transmen as opposed to transwomen.

    13. It was about what I expected- someone's dissertation work adapted slightly for book form. That's not necessarily a bad thing, and wasn't in this case. The writing was solid and accessible, but not dumbed-down. This wasn't an earth-shattering, paradigm-shifting book, but I enjoyed it.

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