28 Aug 2016

The Flesh Made Word (Expanded Edition)

The Flesh Made Word (Expanded Edition) is now available via Amazon, as a paperback only (UK here and US here). Besides being more user-friendly than the original book, this expanded edition of The Flesh Made Word contains new material in support of the claim that transgenderism is a by-product of abortion laws. Below is an excerpt from the introduction, plus the contents page, plus links to reviews of/references to the book(s). I have really gone and done it this time. All enquiries welcome, via email, via my blog profile.

Excerpt from the Introduction:

Gender is how we can tell that the natural reality named Sex is no longer reflected in law. However, this does not mean gender has replaced sex in law. When a man steals our car, does he replace it with an empty space? No. The empty space signifies only the absence of our car. Gender is the space left behind by the legal absence of sex. But when we take away sex we take away the body, and when we take away the body surely we take away everything? So what exactly is it that is left behind? The answer, in a word, is language.

The Flesh Made Word provides a blueprint through which to see not only what transgenderism is but also why it is happening. The concept of gender is incoherent when thought of as a socio-cultural or academic phenomenon that is now being implemented by the state, but it becomes coherent when we flip the picture round and come to realise that gender is an abortion-caused legal phenomenon imposing itself upon society.

Yes, it is true. We have had our body stolen. Not our real body, of course. We would have noticed. Rather, we have been deprived of all legal recognition of our body. We did not notice because here in reality nothing changed. As things stand, we are being governed as though we are no body. On what basis, then, can we say that we are being governed at all?

If you want to know why the world seems to be bending out of shape, this book is for you.

Contents:

Introduction

Reality and Language [15]
Reality, Language and Legality [27]

Marriage in Reality versus Marriage in Legality [37]
Sex in Reality versus Sex in Legality [50]
Personhood in Reality versus Personhood in Legality [54]
Joining the Dots [61]

Are We Being Governed? [68]

Language in Reality versus Language in Legality [79]
What is Gender? [83]
Language versus Absence [89]
Cisgender and Transgender [102]

A Digital Proposal [114]

The Denial of Man [133]

Reviews of and References to The Flesh Made Word

Book Review
Ann Farmer/Catholic Medical Quarterly/May 2017

Why You Should Stop Using the Word 'Gender'
Stella Morabito/The Federalist/31st May 2016

Rendering the Sexed Body Legally Invisible: How Transgender Law Hurts Women
Erika Bachiochi/Public Discourse/26th May 2016


Rendering the Body Legally Invisible
Erika Bachiochi/Mirror of Justice/24th May 2016

The Unraveling of Law
Douglas Farrow/First Things/9th April 2016