This brave memoir chronicles Pratt's struggle to overcome the repressive traditions of Southern womanhood and live her life honestly. It chronicles her youth, her marriage, her eventual decision to come out as a lesbian, and her life with transgendered activist and author Leslie Feinberg.
Minnie Bruce Pratt is the author of We Say We Love Each Other, Rebellion, Crime Against Nature, Walking Back Up Depot Street, and The Dirt We Ate.
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S / HE 19 values that the larger culture had assigned to woman , feminine , man ,
masculine - ideas that served to limit women's behaviors and to prevent
examination of how “ masculinity ” and “ femininity ” are not the basis of sex , race
, and ...
Another way , was to explain hostility toward “ masculine ” lesbians and “
feminine ” lesbians as arising from homophobia , rather than from prejudices
about what kind of gender expression was appropriate for “ respectable ” women
But my occupation now is that of teacher , work suitably feminine for a woman as
long as I don't tell my students I'm a lesbian — a sexuality thought too aggressive
and “ masculine ” to fit with my “ femininity . ” I am definitively lesbian to myself ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dancingwaves - LibraryThing
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