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“We live in a society where maleness and masculinity are celebrated, and seen as the norm. … for those of us on the trans female or trans-feminine spectrum, people are disturbed not only by the fact that we’re transgressing gender norms, but the fact that we want to be women, that we want to be feminine. Because of that, I think it’s a lot easier for people to sensationalize us, to demonize us, to ridicule us, which is why jokes about trans people are almost always about “men who wear dresses” or “men who want their penises cut off.” It’s almost a crisis of people throwing away maleness and masculinity.” — Julia Serano, Vice

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Stopping Violence Against Trans Women

Vice discusses transphobia and “What Can Be Done to Stop Violence Against Trans Women?” with Julia Serano, a trans activist and author of Whipping Girl and Excluded.

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“I think when poverty and heat and desperation and lack of information converge it can induce violence in the most calm of people…That I heard about it as infrequently as I did is a testament to Cuba’s overall safety.” –Julia Cooke, The Miami Herald

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Cuba: Police State or Tourist Haven?

Is Cuba a police state or tourist haven? Julia Cooke, author of The Other Side of Paradise, says it depends on who you talk to.

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No matter what you do, it seems like there’s always too much to accomplish, and neither enough time nor resources available to help you get it all done. When it comes to the situation of working mothers, Katrina Alcorn discusses work-life imbalance particularly convincingly in her book Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink.” — Robin Madell, U.S. News Money

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Praise for Maxed Out from U.S. News

U.S. News Money explains “Why Busier Isn’t Better” and how to find your happy medium, with the help of experts including Katrina Alcorn, author of Maxed Out.

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