"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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I was thinking that finally I understood the stories : How a single long look by a
butch at someone else ' s femme once caused fistfights over that split second of
possession . I did not say that if she had looked longer , and inclined her head ...
My friend ' s words to me are like light that skims across the surface of water , like
a skipped rock that touches once , twice , again . Memories circle out , back , to
the earliest time . My first girlfriend when I was five and she was five , me sliding ...
He asked me out once to the Ritz . He was sixteen , so afterwards we sat in his
car in my driveway and kissed . His mouth and hands began to lead me toward
some new motion . He asked me out once more , to a baseball game . We didn ' t
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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