"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 21
In the evening , getting ready to go out , she stood naked before the mirror , her
brown breasts ' weight beginning to pull at her ribs . She dabbed Canoe
aftershave behind her ears and between her breasts . I watched her , with the
sharp taste ...
I giggle and thread it between my breasts , around my bare shoulders , perhaps
between my legs . My lover of six months sits watching on the edge of my tousled
bed . I walk toward her , playing at being one of the ships come sailing in on ...
Despising my breasts . When you first met me , you said , “ I read your love
poems . You never mentioned your breasts . ” You touched the tip of your tongue
to one nipple and said , “ I ' m going to kiss you lightly , lightly , until your breasts
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