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This review is from: The Apartheid of Sex: Manifesto on the Freedom of Gender (Paperback)
In The Apartheid of Sex, as in so many of her other endeavors, Martine Rothblatt not only expands our minds and our humanity, but she also helps us see why new scientific insights are too often met with resistance rather than greated with open arms and excitement. She summarizes it with: "It takes bravery because the existing scientists will all fight against the revolutionary, who is, after all, claiming that their life's work was wrong, meaningless, or at least irrelevant". Rothblatt further illuminates the concept by quoting Machiavelli (The Prince): "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain of success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. The innovator has for enemies all those who have well under the old conditions, and but lukewarm defenders in those who may do well in the new". This book is definitely a paradigm shift in the way we see human sexuality. Indeed, in the very way we see humanity. A shift away from the black/white view of male/female sexuality that has for thousands of years supported the patriarchal culture that has given religious, political and legal support to male dominance at the expense of all other sexualities that lie along the sexual continuum.
Rothblatt's documentation and explanations for this revolutionary view are compelling. This book is a masterpiece of persuasion in making people think about supporting this monumental cause for improving the human condition, removing the shackles from human creativity, and helping us all reach our greatest potential.