"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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But I ' ve also just written a review for the local feminist newsletter on a book
about androgyny — so now I feel I belong here , at my first women ' s dance . And
now she and I dance one dance . No sparks with her except the thrill of asking for
In my journal I note with glee that I am “ beginning to feel professional . ” I hardly
see my companion from the car after our return . I hear she has complained to
some men in the department that she rode all the way south and back with two ...
I feel absurdly happy to lie in your arms and think of nothing , nothing at all but
the look on your face as you watch me , as you said , “ Don ' t make a sound , don
' t move . " All I can do is follow your hand to a place almost like lying naked ...
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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