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Material Girls by Kathleen Stock

Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism

Kathleen Stock

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Imprint: Fleet
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 6 May 2021
ISBN: 9780349726601

A timely and trenchant critique of the influential theory that we all have an inner feeling about our sex, known as a gender identity, and that this feeling is more socially significant than our biological sex

3 stars out of 5
Christina Patterson
25 Apr 2021

"Don’t expect a barrel of laughs"

Material Girls lacks the narrative drive and lively prose of Abigail Shrier’s recent book about the trans trend in children, Irreversible Damage. But what Stock lacks in journalistic elan she makes up in rigour. And, of course, in courage. That tells its own story. Her book is a call for cool heads at a time of great heat and a vital reminder that revolutions don’t always end well.