Well Being

The Gender Games

Sat 25 Nov / Quarterhouse

'It's a boy!' or 'It's a girl!' are the first words almost all of us hear when we enter the world. Before we, or anyone else, has any idea who we are. And two years ago, as Juno Dawson went to tell her mother she was (and actually, always had been) a woman, she started to realise just how wrong we've been getting it.
Gender is messing with everyone. From little girls who think they can't be doctors to teenagers who come to expect street harassment. From men who can't cry to the women who think they shouldn't. Juno tells not only her own story, but the story of everyone who is shaped by society's expectations of gender - and what we can do about it.
Juno (previously James) Dawson is the multi award-winning author of six novels for young adults, including the World Book Day title, Spot the Difference. She was named Queen of Teen 2014 and became a School Role Model for the charity Stonewall. The Gender Games, a memoir, is her adult debut.

Chaired by Lennox Morrison.

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