"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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... affair with a woman gym teacher . And the girl classmate who had gone from
one woman lover to another until her front door got broken down in the middle of
the night . And the married Sunday School teacher whose daughter , later
Then later , in the city , I met proper Black ladies walking home , gloved and
hatted , from church . Their profiles , lips pursed , were exactly those of my aunts .
And even later I learned how the laws of race and property had been laid over ...
Later I ask you , “ Did the wife know ? " You say , “ Very likely . But then she
thought she was the only one . Now her mate is dead and she is alone with
everyone gawking , laughing , pointing their fingers . So of course she would say
she didn't ...
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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