"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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... close the study door to read and fantasize : I am a proper young woman
kidnapped from my schooner by an equally proper pirate who holds me captive
in his cabin and slowly seduces me . I masturbate . I have three , four , five
THE OLD DAYS S tanding in the pit of the auditorium , you are someone I don't
know yet , handsome in silky shirt and tie , hair clipped close almost as skin on
your fine - boned head . You read a story about bar raids in the ' 50s , a dawn
You reach your other hand out to me , as I confide mine to your grasp pulling me
close . In my ear you whisper , “ When will you ask me for it ? ” First a question no
one else has ever asked me , then nothing else , only kisses . In me the old ...
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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