"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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The last man I ' d danced with was my husband , whose hands longed for me to
hold him like a mother . The last woman I ' d danced with wanted me to follow ,
but her hands weren ' t strong enough to hold me . You know that when you hold
Sometimes I hold you , brushing my hand over the silky stubble of your hair , and
say , “ You ' re my girl , you ' re my boy . ” Now when we lie together you hold me
and infinitesimally rock me , rock me , caught in the backwash of the river .
Now you hold me in your arms , and I weep for the girl who was so ashamed of
yielding , if only for a few minutes , to another ' s hand . You hold me and say , “
Bring me your tears . ” FROSTBITE ut the window I see snow falling slowly in 130
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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