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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When I debated right - wing women in my community in North Carolina , as they
lambasted the Equal Rights Amendment , their tactics were based on baiting the
women's movement precisely on the issue of elimination of sex and gender ...
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
"R richly lyric memoir in which Pralt peels back daily life to reveal how many fears
, hopes, desires, and enpectations wriggle through our consciousness lo
coalesce as gender." "Courageous prose about gender, senuality. and politics.
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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