Jaimee Garbacik. Illustrated by Jeffrey Lewis.


What does sexual orientation mean if the very
categories of gender are in question? How do we
measure equality when our society’s definitions
of “male” and “female” leave out much of the
population? There is no consensus on what a
“real” man or woman is, where one’s sex begins
and ends, or what purpose the categories of
masculine and feminine traits serve. Gender &
Sexuality For Beginners interweaves neurobiology,
psychology, feminist, queer and trans theory, as
well as historical gay and lesbian activism to offer
new perspectives on gender inequality. It examines
the evolution of gender roles and definitions of
sexual orientation in American society.

Gender and Sexuality for Beginners