"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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I feel the edge of your teeth as you kiss my neck roughly , as you cry out , “ I want
to mark you , I want to . ” I am panting , “ Go ahead , bite me , bite me . ” With my
hand I pull your head toward me . You groan , “ I want to , but I can ' t . I can ' t .
you for her first kiss , her first everything . Of course ... He was sixteen , so
afterwards we sat in his car in my driveway and kissed . His mouth ... We didn ' t
talk about anything until we sat outside my house again , and I put my face up for
a kiss .
KISSES e climb down the stairs to your gym , a basement of grey gun - metal
machines lined up in rows , each array of ... I say that I ' ll murmur , “ You can do
one more , baby , one more for me , ” while I kiss the back of your sweaty neck .
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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