"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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She says , “ I don ' t know about that , but take your hand off me . " I say , “ We don
' t know you . We don ' t want to talk to you . ” I put barbed wire up between me
and the intrusive hand that fondles , that rips , that pats and then slaps . When I
My lawyer said to me , “ You don ' t have a dog ' s chance in court . Your affair
won ' t last . They never do under the circumstances . Are you bisexual ?
Normalize your life . You ' ll have a better chance for the children . Be careful .
Don ' t count ...
I don ' t tell you how I watched every moment for your black shirt and cropped
blonde hair , like I do when you are swimming alone in the ocean and I ' m on the
shore . I don ' t tell you of my fear for you . ID walk with my supper guest to the ...
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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