WHY DON’T YOU PRESERVE THE MANGOES?December 3, 2023
ARE YOU OFF THE RAILWAY?December 17, 2023
Since I had already read the book, I found this answer apt.
I had already reported that before I took Sigi’s successful course on LinkedIn titled “Simply Gender”, I also asked myself: “Do we really need this?”
I was only thinking about my comfort – shame on me.
At the same time, I think it is important to explore the cause of a rejection (whether we announce it to our counterpart or not) in such topics.
Sigi’s works, including this book, contribute immensely to bringing factual light into the darkness on sometimes emotionally charged topics. The book reaches me by saying:
1️⃣ easily picks me up to understand the terms man, woman and various as well as queer gender terms as we use them today
2️⃣ enlightens me where the unequal distribution of power of patriarchy comes from
3️⃣ points out to me how to recognize gender images in marketing and products and how to act accordingly
4️⃣ Space for personal stories from interviewees, making it more tangible
5️⃣ Above all, appeals to my personal responsibility to be even more conscious on the road.
Much of what is described in the book I was not aware of.
Especially when you think that this gender issue does not affect you personally, this book is very good for discovering the blind spots in yourself.
As a mother, I take a lot from this book, because diversity and the challenges that come with it start at home.
We parents or caregivers make a major contribution to the reduction of stereotypical assignments and attributions.
I quote Sigi Lieb: “We should dismantle these assignments so that people of all bodies can develop freely.”
Because, as Sigi himself notes, and what I can confirm: “Even unintentional assignments […] violate.”
I have already had the opportunity to talk to parents who felt overwhelmed because their children felt different from what they expected.
With the book “ALLE(S) GENDER” you can inform yourself at your leisure and at your own pace.
Sigi’s way of writing invites dialogue, which you can also seek in everyday life in order to create common solutions as a society.
Sigi invites reflection and shows moving stories through interviews, which I used to call “unimportant” from my environment.
In the end, it’s about our uniqueness and how we can develop freely. Everyone contributes to this.
Thank you Sigi for this extremely relevant and helpful book – for more acceptance in oneself and for a greater sense of belonging in society.