Apartheid of Sex

By Martine Rothblatt,

Book cover of Apartheid of Sex: A Manifesto on the Freedom of Gender

Book description

Rothblatt makes a case for the adoption of a new sexual model that accommodates every shade of gender identity. She reveals that traditional male and female roles are dictated neither by genetics, genitals, nor reproductive biology, but rather by social attitudes that originated in early patriarchal cultures and that have…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Apartheid of Sex as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Although I endorse Rothblatt's ideal of a sex-irrelevant society, I think he fails to fully comprehend the subordination by sex that females currently experience. And if he hadn't been so rich (like Jenner), he might not have voluntarily become a member of that sexed underclass. (I suspect his money has largely insulated him from the negative effects of being perceived as a woman.) That said, this 1995 book is a pioneering classic. (Though I think the subtitle should have been "A Manifesto on the Freedom from Gender" — not " A Manifesto on the Freedom of Gender".)

Want books like Apartheid of Sex?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Apartheid of Sex.

Browse books like Apartheid of Sex

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in prejudices, gender identity, and apartheid?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about prejudices, gender identity, and apartheid.

Prejudices Explore 28 books about prejudices
Gender Identity Explore 74 books about gender identity
Apartheid Explore 44 books about apartheid