Ian Thomas Malone succinctly knocks down a wide swarth of talking points anti-trans activists use to attack trans folks in her book The Transgender Manifesto. Her perspective is unique and refreshing, brutally honest, but ultimately hopeful. The title fits perfectly – this really reads like a manifesto – and I am here for it. Her sense of humor comes through without watering down a vital message.
You know those tracts fundamentalist conservative Christians leave in bookstores, bathrooms, on the RedBox machine…basically every public space they can? If Malone’s brief chapters were printed as individual tracts, I’d be leaving those puppies all over the place for cis people to find. The Transgender Manifesto is a fantastic and important quick read.