"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 don ' t know if you are playing with marriage the way you play with me with your
cock , the dildo slid into the leather - and - elastic harness , slid into me , the arc of
your hips turning inside out my ideas of sex and love . This time , after I slip on ...
... and eyes immediately follow you and me . The other passengers begin to
wonder about what kind of woman , what kind of man we are . Are we getting
away with some illicit pleasure , some forbidden game that they will never get to
Sometimes when we play at being teenagers , you coax me , “ Please let me
touch your breasts , ” and my nipples heat up and then flare out in the fear of
being touched . Then I begin to cry , bitter hot tears , wanting so badly to be a girl
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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