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interlibraryprone

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Book nerd, cat person, tree hugger. Intersex, queer & disabled. Pronouns: ze/zer or she/her

I appreciate book recommendations of: 1. Futuristic sci-fi books where we actually mitigate climate change. 💚 2. Hard sci-fi but with queer/feminist gender politics. (I want more Expanse 😭 ) 🛰️🏳️‍⚧️ 3. Stories with quality intersex representation that do not contain sexual violence. 💜

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Joan Roughgarden: Evolution's rainbow (2009, University of California Press) 4 stars

In this book, the author challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. She …

Took me a long time but I'm glad I finished it. I'm gonna have to gather my thoughts about this book into a longer post. Loved the takedown of Darwinian sexual selection & the cisheterosexism in a lot of biology research.

Did not love how poor a job the book did with regard to intersex stuff - Roughgarden just generally fumbled all of the intersex stuff. For example, in Part 1 she seems to conflate intersex with biological hermaphroditism; in Part 2 she misrepresents intersex as "baby born with ambiguous genitals" only to then contradict herself by describing some common intersex variations that don't fit this description. Her conceptualization of intersex is inconsistent, bioessentialist, out of line with what the intersex community, and gramatically weird to boot (she talks about intersexes a lot).

This is an ambitious book and I learnt things. It could sorely use an update for fixing …

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Kim Stanley Robinson, Kim Stanley Robinson: Ministry for the Future (2020, Orbit) 4 stars

Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organization was simple: To advocate for the …

Gets a lot right, but with some painful blind spots

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Content warning Spoilers for the whole book; references to disturbing content