"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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After he fled to the emergency room , she called the police to tell them what she
had done , where she had thrown it . They recovered the limp phallus , and
doctors reattached it to his stump , declaring the operation a success because he
I breathe , breathe , do pull - ups on the bar across one bench , and catch up with
you by the balance beams which we zigzag on , forward , backward , like children
on a beach boogie board skimming the watery film of sand . In the car I tell you ...
I tell them about my masculine first girlfriend when I was five , my feminine first
husband when I was twenty . I tell of standing as a girl at doors marked White and
Colored , and not knowing what that meant until long after . The long blindfolded
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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