"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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And the girl classmate who had gone from one woman lover to another until her
front door got broken down in the middle of the night . And the married Sunday
School teacher whose daughter , later married , had had an affair with a ...
You flirt with me in front of everyone . ( And in the present , you begin to talk to me
: “ What ' s your name ? What a pretty name . Will you take a walk with me ? ” )
The other boys and girls have done nothing but tease me about my name since ...
Outside the frame is a woman we can not see : A white woman , lying in the dirt of
her front yard , whipped into tatters for being a slut , white trash , the skirt of her
dress blowing like torn paper in the night wind . Far outside the frame is another ...
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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