About ROBYN RYLE

Robyn Ryle is a writer and a professor of sociology and gender studies at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, where she has been teaching sociology of gender and other courses for 20 years. She went to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, for her undergraduate degrees in sociology and English with a concentration in women’s studies. She received her PhD in sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington and is originally from northern Kentucky.

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YOU ARE BORN, AND YOUR GENDER PATH BEGINS…

You might think the first question to ask about your gender is whether you’re born a boy or a girl.

But the first question comes even before that…
You’re born into a time and place where gender exists.
You’re born into a time and place where gender doesn’t exist.
You’re born into a culture with one gender.
You’re born into a culture with two genders.
You’re born into a culture with infinite genders.

2020 Stonewall Book Awards Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Honor Award Recipient

SHE/HE/THEY/ME:

For the Sisters, Misters and Binary Resisters

If you’ve ever questioned the logic of basing an entire identity around what you have between your legs, it’s time to embark on a daring escape outside of the binary box…

THROW LIKE A GIRL, CHEER LIKE A BOY:

The Evolution of Gender, Identity, and Race in Sports

This book uses the world of sports in order to reveal the complicated history of gender, sexuality, race, and social justice while connecting those stories to today’s athletes. It highlights the ways sports often contribute to inequalities, but also how they can help make the world more accepting.

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