"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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Walking fast up Broadway in noon heat , on my way to meet you in the City , I ' m
enjoying the cool swish of my skirt , the small oval of shade cast by my straw hat .
I ' ve missed my body ' s sensuality I dared not show , afraid to be seen as too ...
She shifts her weight expertly , hip to hip , high - heel stilts , and smooths her tight
black - skirt thighs . The poet on my left leans across to ask the novelist on my
right a question : What is the number of her shade of auburn hair ? Another in this
There , everyone waits to discover the other through what people choose to
reveal of their sex and gender . But here , I have only two choices . In my sandals
and well - worn jeans , I push open the door that says Skirt . BORDER t the
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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