Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Book Review: Woman Incognito

This is not a new problem, but it is a problem modern society is beginning to address. It is that of those who feel they are living in the wrong body. There is some progress in LGBTQ equality in the workplace, but it is spotty at best. According to, nearly 90% of transgender Americans have experienced employment discrimination, harassment, or mistreatment.  Lee Schubert has written an autobiography about these issues. I covers the following topics geared towards managers and coworkers to better help them understand people who are different from themselves.

It's an excellent book for 2017, which will help you become a better human being.
  • Which questions are rude an insensitive, including ones about surgery or sexual orientation
  • Why certain behavior can be considered sexual harassment
  • The value of understanding which pronoun your transgender coworkers prefer, and how that can make them feel more comfortable
  • How managers can set an example for the workplace by adopting more inclusive company policies
  • Why the workplace bathroom can be a source of anxiety and stress, and the best policies for making transgender employees feel comfortable—which may simply be a gender neutral bathroom

Woman Incognito: Transsexual without Transition is Transcender Lee’s book about her life as a female in a male body. Unlike most of the transsexuals who have been covered in the media or have written their own books, she has never been interested in changing her body to match her true gender. She does not think she was born in the wrong body. Instead, she believes that a woman in a male body is what she was always supposed to be and considers herself a “non-transition transsexual.”

Books with neutral gender themes for children

Rosie Revere; Great Engineer

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewart
Red by Michael Hall
I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel
Jacob's New Dress by Sarah Hoffman
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis

All I Want Is to Be Me by Phyllis Rosenblatt MFT

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William Kendall said...

I can't imagine what it must be like to feel that way, but they deserve respect and consideration.

Red said...

Transgenders have so many issues that they don't need workplace problems. Transgender kids kept the councillor at our school busy all day.

Barrie said...

Yesterday I watched a really interesting interview with katie Couric on the gender revolution. I think you might enjoy it after reviewing this book. Thank you for reviewing and thank you for including gender-neutral book suggestions.

Here's a link: