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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A victory for these reformers meant only a fractional expansion of the old public
boundaries on what was acceptable behavior for "womanhood," on who was a "
respectable" woman. Some of these reformists accepted limits on what
And I can't be the only one who grew up trained into the cult of pure white
womanhood, and heard biological reasons given to explain actions against
people of color, everything from segregation of water fountains to lynching. If this
Perhaps I've been too long inside the "culture of womanhood," trying to expand
who that includes. I miss the words women's liberation. I want to fight women's
oppression, not make a place in which I can be "woman." Still, as we walk out the
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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