"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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She was offended someone else had told her . Of my reticence , she ' d said
abruptly , “ Being afraid to tell is your problem , not mine . ” I have had other
arguments with this woman . I want the organization to back a Black woman who
is suing ...
Perhaps I could find someone else there , or perhaps be found . On summer
mornings , lying very still in bed , I closed my eyes , and waited for someone to
touch me . Hours dreaming someone stern , determined , almost rough , who
You don ' t belong here . ” She is speaking to someone who she has selected as
transsexual because of the slogan on her T - shirt . You turn to the angry woman
and ask quietly , “ What about me ? Do I have male energy ? Am I a woman or a ...
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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