"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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The opening of the door between us is not about whose power limits the other . I
smile at her , invite her to advance down some vista with me . She smiles back ,
agrees , takes my arm , says , “ Shall we ? ” and opens the door . Sometimes I
Last night I ' d wished for my hat when I was walking a side street and a van
pulled up beside me . The driver was someone who thought one glance at a skirt
allowed him to own what ' s under it . He cruised by slowly , making kissing
As we turn , a police car pulls up across from us . Two long siren shrieks blare .
We look around ; there is no one else in sight . The car drifts silently on to
nowhere in particular . There is no doubt ; he means the whistle for us , a cop ' s
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehough75 - LibraryThing
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