"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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Another way was to explain hostility toward “ masculine ” lesbians and “ feminine
” lesbians as arising from homophobia , rather than from prejudices about what
kind of gender expression was appropriate for “ respectable ” women and ...
S / HE 21 home for at least part of my living since I was a teenager — a fact
deemed masculine by some . But my occupation now is that of teacher , work
suitably feminine for a woman as long as I don ' t tell my students I ' m a lesbian
— a ...
It ' s impossible to tell the sex of either , though their gender styles are feminine
and masculine . She can ' t explain what upsets her about this cartoon as she sits
in my kitchen , a butch woman any school child would call mannish .
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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