"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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A white woman stockbroker complains about quotas , a white housewife says that
smiling at her husband feels like slavery , two women make jokes about queers .
Two Black women who work for the county say , “ You ' ll have to start talking ...
... smiling , reach past me to pull open the door . In this fantasy , she is not like a
man who ostentatiously opens a battle of wills over who controls going in and
coming out . And she certainly does not resemble a man who reaches out to
A young butch in sleek black suit and black tie , smiling , courtly , takes my left
hand , kisses it , says , “ Always a pleasure . ” My left hand is bare . Tonight I don '
t wear the little rhinestone and aluminum engagement ring , one - size - fits - all ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dancingwaves - LibraryThing
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