"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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In an old picture she is a skinny young brunette , hair pulled back with barrettes ,
shoulders stiff in a print dress , standing beside my father . She says of herself as
a bride : “ I was so little then , he could put his hands around my waist and they ...
You stand in the dappled sunshine and the weeds with your jacket slung over
your shoulder like a film noir movie star . ... She stands like a schoolgirl , feet
primly together , hands behind her back , but this time the one I see is my father .
We walk into an auditorium of dykes hotly discussing butch and femme , and
stand against the wall like Exhibit A . I wonder what judgments are being made of
me , as lesbian , as femme , leaning at the edge of the room , at the edge of
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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