"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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We don ' t talk about this , and we don ' t talk about masculinity . We just talk about
ending oppression by men . Sometimes we talk about how we both should drink
less , and then we do for a while . When I drive down to see her , I wear a ...
I watch her talk , cheeks flushed pink , eyes gleaming silver and green . I imagine
wrapping womanhood ... She looks at me frequently as she talks , careful to
divide her attention between you and me . How my aunts talked to me as a little
And in the present , you begin to talk to me : “ What ' s your name ? What a pretty
name . Will you take ... when we were six . Suspicious , they watch me on the
edge of something dangerous , talking to a strange boy , in the spill of light from
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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
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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