"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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I walk toward her , playing at being one of the ships come sailing in on Christmas
day in the morning . I make the scarf billow and puff , silky cloth about to carry us
toward reefs , shoals , the narrow opening between rocks , the way to safe ...
Now I watch as each car approaches you , passes you by , then comes toward
me , coming close , closer , gone . I nod grimly to the muscled white man jogging
toward me with a small barbell in each hand . I breathe , breathe , do pull - ups on
I am eight or twelve or sixteen , and I am crying as I always do at this point in the
movie , when Gone With the Wind comes to my Alabama town every four years . I
am crying because on the screen a slender white woman is groveling on the ...
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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