The Last Time I Wore a Dress

  • Title: The Last Time I Wore a Dress
  • Author: Daphne Scholinski Jane Meredith Adams
  • ISBN: 9781573226967
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Daphne now Dylan Scholinski relates his experiences and some medical records from when he was a teenager in a mental hospital in the USA Dylan s story is a heartbreaking warning about families, society and a broken psychiatric profession and their inability to accept and love people for who they are What is frightening is that his story did not happen that long ago Dylan describes his life before, during and after being institutionalised, but most of the book relates his life in the psychiatric [...]

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    2. An almost unbelievable memoir of a young woman that grows up in an abusive household and ends up institutionalized at the age of 15 Rather than treating her depression, the doctors at the institute do everything they can to feminize her Some of her daily goals include wearing makeup, trying on a blouse, taking an interest in boys, and walking in a feminine manner Despite enduring three years of intense therapy she comes to the conclusion that she has Gender Identity Disorder after she is releas [...]

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    3. This book is some scary It s a lot like Girl, Interrupted, where the patient isn t really crazy, but their treatment is In 1981, for a girl who didn t look or act feminine , the treatment was eye shadow, girly blouses, and feigning crushes on boys Oh, and hospitalization and anti psychotics The book is engaging and a quick read, alternating between life in the mental ward, actual notes from the author s psychiatric records, and flashbacks to the author s life pre institutionalization It s alter [...]

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    4. I m not sure how to feel about this book On one hand, this book was really interesting It was a nice insight into the life that someone in an institution has I felt a bit personally attached to it on some level, for one because I m from Chicago know of these hospitals, then again because my girlfriend, in the past, has struggled with some gender issues of her own.With that being said, in the book, Daphne lies All the time About everything It makes her stay far worse, plus, it makes me question t [...]

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    5. It is important to note that since publishing this book, the author has legally changed his name to Dylan.Prior to knowing that, this book confused me as I was trying to sort out differences between a masculing butch woman and a trans man This book made it seem like masculing butch women could experience dysphoria the way trans men do.It is the moving story of a psychiatrict survivor who shows it is not a lack of will or effort on a trans person s part to be unable to be cis The book goes back a [...]

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    6. just reread this for my class there are so many issues this book brings up, it s hard to do justice to all of them first of all, the devastating consequences of parental neglect and parental abuse secondly, how abused kids can and often do develop an amazing tenderness and capacity for love that makes them treasures of comfort and light to others then, how abuse breeds abuse, how trauma forces itself into daily life and exacts endless repetition fourth, the role of lying in the book and outside [...]

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    7. This book is a quick and easy read, but I was kinda disappointed with it When I first started reading it, I thought Wait Have I read this before It seemed strangely familiar But I think it s because it feels and reads like every other book written by someone who spent time in a mental institution This review is not intended to slight the experiences of Daphne Scholinski, as they were awful and ridiculous and she shouldn t have had to deal with any of them But honestly, this book offers up nothin [...]

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    8. I have to agree with some of the other reviews I have read here The author constantly lies and exagerates to get what she wants Also, she exaggerates because she wants acceptance so she tells them what she thinks they want to hear And this book has a co author How much of it has been changed just by the simple fact that someone else is writing down the story I just wasn t compelled to believe her, and it wasn t until the VERY end that she finally admits that she likes girls and that her sexualit [...]

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    9. I was hoping for insight pertaining to the gender issues Daphne was facing I thought the book lacked significance and missed an opportunity to really dive in to bring me into the world that I m relatively unfamiliar but open to learning about Clearly she has gone through some horrid experiences in her life but somehow the style of her writing made it feel a bit impersonal and I suppose I could see why, however considering it is a memoir I would expect to be put on the line I had much higher ex [...]

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    10. When I first saw the publicity for this book in1997, I rushed right out bought it I couldn t wait to read the true account of someone who felt just like I did Unfortunately I did not find much on the author s feelings about gender, and in 97, I don t even think I finished the book I did finish it this year and though I enjoyed it as an Institutional Memoir I do hope the later editions include of the gender identity aspect of the story We have advanced leaps bounds in our understanding of Gende [...]

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    11. This shocking true memoir tells the story of Daphne, one of tons of people mostly teens and young adults across North America who was mistakenly diagnosed with gender identity disorder in the 20th century Committed to an insane asylum and forced to do girly things like wearing skirts and putting on makeup, she was also made to feel guilty for who she was, and was given psychiatric drugs and outdated forms of therapy However, this memoir is original in that the author addresses this past of hers [...]

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    12. this book would get 3 stars for topic, 1.6 stars for content, and half a star for style daphne scholinski tells about the three years she spent in mental institutions in her adolescence in the 80s for not conforming to standards of femininity, aka gender identity disorder I m unclear about the role of each of the authors in compiling this book I suspect that the hand of jane meredith adams andor editors and marketers are to blame for the less than exciting writing style, but still definitely wor [...]

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    13. Taken to a mental institution at age 15 for being a tomboy with a treatment plan that included makeup and hairstyling, it s hard to fathom this happened in the early 1980s, not the early 1900s This reminded me of Girl, Interrupted, as Daphne reconciles her belief in her own sanity against the clearly disturbed states of her colleagues A sad indictment of Western mental hospitals Now known as Dylan, his work for the LGBT community, and his art, is inspirational and impressive.

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    14. I can t stand books by self proclaimed pathological liars Oh, most of what s about to follow is probably bullshit What s the point I m glad Daphne was able to become Dylan and is doing a lot better these days, but he used to be such a little shit with a bad case of Conduct Disorder It s hard to empathize with someone like that.Hated this book.

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    15. Hard to give a rating to this one On the one hand, it reveals just how messed up the medical community and society at large is when it comes to issues of gender on the other hand, there s not much depth to it it lacks the level of observation and insight that some other memoir style books on this subject have provided.

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    16. I didn t feel like this book had any flow There were interesting anecdotes at best , but there wasn t a story Yes, it raises important issues or raised them, in the 1990s , but there are better ways to discuss those.

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    17. My friend lent me this book because I was interested in reading some good gender studies books This read like a voyeuristic book about a very unhappy adolescence I d rather have just re read Middlesex.

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    18. So this 1997 book is marketed as the memoir of Daphne Scholinski s experience getting committed to a mental institution at age 15 due to Gender Identity Disorder Yet one of the first things I noticed when reading this book is that her reasons for being committed are unclear and murky purposely so, I think It opens with Daddy driving her to the hospital and nothing is ever clearly stated as to why they re going.Facts Daphne Scholinski was institutionalized for three years at three different hospi [...]

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    19. This memoir wrecked me I appreciate the thought that came to it, but I really disliked the writing style It was disjointed and incoherent I also wasn t very impressed by the content I was expecting to read about her Gender identity disorder , but after finishing the book I still knew the same things as what I had initially read on the back I am very certain that this raw recount of Daphne s past was not easy to narrate It includes and extensive description of the mental institutes that she was i [...]

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    20. This is an indictment of a broken mental health system A friend recommended it and said it would break my heart Eli Godwin was right It did break my heart.

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    21. Sometimes you just have to accept that you are here to stay No matter how bad the experiences, just take a small step at a time And you will survive, eventually.

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    22. The shame is that the effects of depression, sexual abuse, violence all treatable But where I stood on the feminine masculine scale unchangeable It s who I am.

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    23. My thoughts on this book are all over the place but I will try to get them together to write this There are many ways in which you can interpret the book After I finished I noticed that she doesn t really tell us much about her life after the treatments in the mental institution, so I decided to actually learn about her life and how she is doing today She has now changed to Dylan Scholinski and has been in many television programs such as 60 minutes and 20 20 The book starts out with a basic st [...]

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    24. Imagine that you re a girl and someone tells you you aren t girly enough because you don t care for dresses or make up or dolls No big deal, right Doesn t matter what other people think, it s how you feel, right But what if those people have the power to put you away because they think you aren t girly enough, because they can convince other people that your behavior is indicative of something being wrong with you Sound scary Sound like a scenario from the middle ages Well, it s not it s what ha [...]

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    25. I d been wanting to read this book for a while It s an autobiographical story of a troubled teenager who spends a couple years during the 80 s in mental health facilities being treated for, among other things, a so called gender identity disorder I thought when I picked it up that she had been hospitalized only for this but then I figured out that the book is also about the mental health system in general, and what happens to young people who are abused troubled wild The thing that seemed the mo [...]

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    26. When this book first came out, I was in the habit of attending readings at Black Oak Books in Berkeley on a semi regular basis, if the book seemed interesting at all This was one of them I had never heard of the book or its author but went anyway Seeing the author read excerpts aloud to you is often a compelling way to be introduced to a book I recommend it I was moved enough by the reading that I bought a hardcover copy right then, something that I rarely do I also kept it in my personal librar [...]

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    27. Like so many people have said, this is a rather quick read and the material is interesting enough and it s an important book, which should be for obvious reasons It s like Stone Butch Blues, where I didn t really care for the style, but I realize how important the story is for people to be able to find and connect with, and perhaps change from So, that being said, although it is a quick read I wouldn t necessarily call it light , as I felt pretty devastated several times, and maybe my heartstrin [...]

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    28. The Last Time I Wore A Dress is much than a stark look at society s response to GID, it s an account of a person that spent years locked up for no particular reason I found the book incredibly compelling and eye opening as an unforgettable memoir, a document on the state of mental wards in that era, and internal thoughts that the author really needed to purge all along There s nothing to change about this book At the end of it are lists of resources, although possibly dated by now that reach ou [...]

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    29. First, read the review by Osho it pretty much sums up how I felt about the book as well, only in a way that is worded much better and in greater detail that I care to commit to my reviews Overall, I feel like this novel was popular at one point because of the subject the shocking subject that someone would be committed to a mental hospital b c they weren t girl enough However if you were to rate the novel on overall writing, as well as the self reflections and revelations made by Daphne, it woul [...]

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    30. I had to read this for a Multicultural Counseling class, but I found it to be a really interesting memoir The one thing that is frustrating about it, is that the book seems to focus a great deal on the idea that Daphne the author and main character was institutionalized for not being feminine enough, yet the author mentions and proves multiple times throughout that she had a conduct disorder Conduct disorders can be fairly serious, and it s not unusual that she d need some assistance Regardless [...]

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