In a near-future, ‘gender recognition’ legislation is repealed, and it becomes illegal for males to identify as females and females to identify as males. However, due in part to the continued conflation of sex and gender and in part to the insistence that gender align with sex, it also becomes illegal for males to be feminine and females to be masculine. A gender identity dystopia.
FINALIST FOR THE ERIC HOFFER AWARD 2021
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“The book description says ‘I fear this horror story will take its place’ [and] indeed a horror story it is. And I feel it is already starting. … I found Gender Fraud: a fiction gripping to read … the discussions between the characters. … Kat is a likable, relatable, and extremely intelligent character …” Katya, Goodreads 4/5
“I know [Gender Fraud: a fiction] might create a controversy for trans-women, but I don’t want to go there, because this was not the message I got from reading it. … It’s about hundreds of years of women being subordinated. There is this standardised image of women that our society promotes. The consumerism society pushes women to buy all sorts of make-up to look better, to hide their age, to not feel comfortable in their own skin. … You need to wear this in order to be attractive to the opposite sex. Everything is made in coordination with men’s needs. No doubt they are behind all this industry. As a photographer and having studied poses in women portraiture, you easily come to the conclusion they were created by men. Every pose either expresses fragility or sensuality. Rarely, some photographers decide to break the rules. However, most women like posing in this way, so I guess the programming worked pretty well. Also, as a woman, you should be quiet, not correct anyone, especially not a man. You should always smile and feel happy. If you fail to do these, you are sanctioned in a way or another. … I enjoyed the dialogue between Kat and Dell (a transman) and her answers to the psychiatrist’s questions were ace. … Overall, I quite enjoyed Gender Fraud: a fiction The ending was unexpected and also came with a twist.” Mesca Elin, Psychochromatic Redemption
“A little bit of 1984, a touch of The Handmaid’s Tale …” Alexandra, Goodreads