"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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BEARD n the grainy black - and - white video , a young dyke , with a face smooth
as an eggshell , smears lather on her cheeks and neck , draws a razor across her
face and throat . She talks to the audience : “ I asked a girl to marry me , and ...
She spreads the pages open on the kitchen table to show me a cartoon with
three parts : A “ Black Face ” of a goofy white man in a bow tie , ears sticking out ,
his face blacked , his teeth white in a big grin . A “ Girl Face ” of someone with
My women friends who had never met him sometimes recoiled with shock ,
shaking hands with me as a man , over six feet tall with the shoulders of an
athlete , but with my lean legs and thick body , my wide face and high
cheekbones , his ...
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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