"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.
Results 1-3 of 35
Perhaps she did that night , because she had the keys in her hand . I say to her , “
What 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 ...
write their names in the air with fists and arms . He rocked , he drank beer ,
whiskey , moonshine , he rocked and cried . At the funeral home , his best friend
sat in her white oxford shirt and her brown polyester slacks . She sat with her
I snort with laughter , and so do you , but you continue counting , and when a little
later I groan again , you stop again , and repeat the chant . You say , “ I ' m
teaching you to make love when people are around . ” I lie in your arms and
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehough75 - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dancingwaves - LibraryThing
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