"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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There was the girl classmate , long since married , who ' d graduated and then
had an affair with a woman gym teacher . And the girl classmate who had gone
from one woman lover to another until her front door got broken down in the
She told the story of how , many years ago , he would not go to see the brother he
loved most in the world be married . She pressed two fingers tight together . “ He
loved him like this , like this , ” she said , her fingers lying as close together as ...
MARRIAGE PROPOSAL say to myself : “ I married the first time so I could have
sex . I don ' t have to marry to have sex . ” The man I married taught me , I just
before we married , what an orgasm was . He showed me how his hands could
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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