"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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We hadn ' t known much about many of the lives hidden in our town , and now we
gathered , ready to find out : Me and the woman who was my first friend , almost
my first memory . And my best girlfriend from high school , who ' d also grown up
I see and hear the bothness , the severalness of this moment , a chaotic
heightening of sense very akin to my first look at who really lives under the rigid
grid of black and white . In a long - ago meeting of first - grade parents , every
person was ...
She thought the book might bring catastrophe , not just to her career , but to their
lives . Una replied , “ Write what is in your heart . . . . I wish to be known for what I
am , and to dwell with you in the palace of truth . ” We stroll slowly down the ...
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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