"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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In his double - breasted suit , cigarette in hand , he is a man of the world ,
debonair . I meet his eyes , and my heart shuts and opens under my breastbone
as if you had come up behind me and slid your hands around my waist . The last
time he ...
Walking fast up Broadway in noon heat , on my way to meet you in the City , I ' m
enjoying the cool swish of my skirt , the small oval of shade cast by my straw hat .
I ' ve missed my body ' s sensuality I dared not show , afraid to be seen as too ...
One evening I did meet a strange boy at the Ritz , a friend ' s cousin visiting for
the summer . Sixteen by then , I had my mother ' s car . I leaned over from the
driver ' s seat and he kissed me , ran his hand down my ass , the first of that , 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