"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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Beside him stands a woman old enough to be his mother , a whiteheaded white
woman old enough to be my grandmother . She does not look out at the camera ,
or at any of the other white people , or at the slaughtered men . She looks up ...
Does the policy of woman - born - woman mean that if you are born a female you
are always a woman ? Then the member of the group who is a female - to - male
transsexual should be able to come in , though he makes it plain that he doesn ...
If this gathering of women in the dusty fields beyond the gate is a community
based on biological purity , then it offers me , a “ real woman , ” no real safety . At
the front gate , the questioners are still asking the gatekeepers how anyone with ...
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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