"In these lyrical vignettes, Pratt expands the boundaries of gender and its theory. She explores the inconsistencies, the infinities, the fluidity of sex and gender, and asks intriguing questions: How many ways are there to be girl, boy, man, woman? Is there a connection between feminine, masculine, lesbian, heterosexual, between desire and liberation? How many ways can the body's sex vary---by chromosomes, hormones, genitals? How many ways can our gender expressions multiply---between home and work, at the computer and when we kiss someone, in our dreams and when we walk down the street? What is our dream of who we want to be? Pratt's stories are part of new theory appearing at the intersections---of the feminism of U.S. women's liberation, the writings of women of color in the U.S. and internationally, the queer ideas of lesbian and gay liberation, and the emerging thought of transgender liberation. S/HE helps move these ideas into action by giving us theory that has flesh and breath, that exists in all of our eccentric, complicated, daily lives."--BOOK JACKET.
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I didn ' t know how to answer their raging remarks , accusations which were
echoed throughout the United States as part of a concerted antifeminist
campaign . Some of the first slogans I ' d learned in the women ' s movement
were “ Biology is ...
... will you do the next time you are confronted with me and a closed door ? ” She
answers lightly but seriously , “ If your arms are full of packages , of course I ' ll
open it for you . ” I don ' t want another answer , but I don ' t quite believe this one .
On stage , a drag queen in beaded white chiffon is ferociously lip - synching and
tail - switching an answer to the introduction you have given her , praise from a
drag king resplendent in your black - on - black suit . In the audience , I hesitate ...
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Amazing. Loved every aspect of this book. She shows how her thoughts and process have developed and changed over the years with both conversaitons, debates, and encounters with the people she has met ... Read full review
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An amazing book of vignettes that explore the ideas and intersections of love, sexuality, gender, and identity. A beautiful love letter to her partner, Leslie Feinberg. Read full review