"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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How many ways can gender expression multiply — between home and work , at
the computer and when you kiss someone , in your dreams and when you walk
down the street ? No one asked us : What is your dream of who you want to be ?
I begin to write , but only in my journal about my dreams : A woman and I are
sitting together , talking and looking at a book . Suddenly I thrust my hands to her
genitals and push her down . I wake flushed , aroused with astonishing passion .
When I sleep , I dream : I am running down an endless sandy road , the dirt as
fine as face powder . I am running from my husband who wants to kill me , to put
me in a box , to blow me up . In the morning , after I take the children to school , I
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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