"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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PINK DRESS hen we were eight , she was the bold one whose foot I followed ,
branch to branch , up the sweetgum tree , up V into the purple - black spicy
leaves . Or her bare feet , callused as boots at the end of the summer , would
Maybe this would be the safe way to dress as a woman on my own , without a
man , no calling attention to myself as sexual prey . Maybe men would leave me
alone and other lesbians would say hello . Curious to have to dress less " like a ...
The woman to my left says , “ I haven ' t worn a dress in twenty years . What do
you mean , you ' ve learned to flirt your skirts ? ” She is sophisticated and
powerful in cream silk slacks and shirt . The woman to my right says , “ Honey , I '
d like to ...
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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