"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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mingham bookstore , she walked in , looking grown and fine in her cowboy boots
, white shirt open at the collar , tailored slacks — looking like the butch dyke she
had turned out to be . She was someone who had known me since I was small ...
Often a lesbian considered " too butch ” was assumed to be , at least in part , a
male chauvinist . She might get thrown out of her lesbian collective for this , or
refused admittance to a lesbian bar . Frequently a lesbian who was “ too femme ”
Instead , my friend whispered to me , “ I aspire to that style , ” and gave me a little
lecture on butch as the achievement of perfect monochromatic clothes . I did not
answer . I was thinking that finally I understood the stories : How a single long ...
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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