"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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You reach your other hand out to me , as I confide mine to your grasp pulling me
close . In my ear you whisper , “ When will you ask me for it ? ” First a question no
one else has ever asked me , then nothing else , only kisses . In me the old ...
Now I watch as each car approaches you , passes you by , then comes toward
me , coming close , closer , gone . I nod grimly to the muscled white man jogging
toward me with a small barbell in each hand . I breathe , breathe , do pull - ups on
... people of the town . Each initiated into the mysteries of womanhood , even if
she did not want to be . For each , there was the moment when we were
commanded to close our eyes and walk forward . My eyes are closed because I
am crying .
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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