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Article Title

Creating Womanhood

Abstract

A close reading of Jennifer Finney Boylan’s She’s Not There, a transition from male to female memoir, makes the author question every perception of gender differences held until that moment: Why are some people born into the “wrong” body? What causes gender “dysphoria” [for lack of a better name]? Can we recreate ourselves? What exactly happens during a sex change procedure? What does it mean to BE a woman?

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