"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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And my best girlfriend from high school , who ' d also grown up to be a lesbian
and a mother . My first boyfriend , who ' d turned out to be a gay man so sweet I
remembered why I wanted to be his girl . And another gay man who still lived in
But there were no pictures of my girlfriend inside her house , on her hands and
knees in the kitchen with a mother almost broken by poverty . No picture of her
father jailed for trying to buy their way out by selling bootleg liquor . When my
How to negotiate the metaphors of blade , flesh , communion ; mother , father ,
children ; maleness , femaleness , domination , submission . Are my son and this
woman our children ? Are they the parents of the others ? Am I everyone ' s ...
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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