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 ...
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 ...
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 they can be
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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