"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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They are side by side , but he does not touch her . His eyes are cautious under
his fedora . 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 ...
sitting this one out , two square - shouldered women in slacks and loafers side by
side on the frumpy plaid sofa . I began to flirt with my friend , wordlessly , letting
my eyes linger on her silk - stocking ankles , on her powerful hips clearing a ...
I run upstairs to the bathroom , wondering how they will solve this problem of
authority , family , who is to head the table , who is to carve , who is to sit at the
side . How to negotiate the metaphors of blade , flesh , communion ; mother ,
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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