"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 29
Another couple sat across the dance floor , not quite our mirror image , brown to
the white of us . One , a woman in a yellow dress , had haggard circles under her
eyes , and a little clutch purse . We circumspectly debated the sex of the person ...
Our sandaled right feet extend toward the camera ' s eye . Our painted toenails
gleam through open toes . 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 ...
Her eyes are fixed on the wall . Her obsidian imagination sees , miles away ,
everything that will be in the photograph . When I open my eyes , rain falls on
unpaved clay roads . I am a woman watching the rain unscroll stories from when I
was a ...
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