"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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Later she leads me onto the tiny dance floor to kiss me roughly in front of the
other women , kisses more fierce than she gives me in private . She doesn ' t
explain why the butch asked me to dance instead of her , whose bright blonde
hair falls ...
S / HE 55 how she would lean awkwardly against the corner of a bar , watching
the women play pool , maybe a glass in her hands to give them something to do .
Later in the week , as we cruise the shopping malls , she exclaims over the ...
Then they give her a giant steam shovel . She scoops up all the shadows , and
makes them live again . I snuggle in your arms and say this is the best part of the
book . Not that wrong is made right , but that the girl is given unquestioned power
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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