"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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But kneeling between her legs , my tongue about to part her wiry pubic hair , I
saw with horror that she was sewn closed , her labia crisscrossed in blood by
dark metal threads . I found a photograph of us when we were three , in front of
an old ...
Her big feet , size twelve at least , loom in my hands , with pale sole and arch ,
darker instep and ankle . Her skin , dry from months of ... The wound in her belly
is blood - rose - red against her dark skin . I rub her back which hurts all the time .
In the summer , in karate class , the instructor blindfolded me : a street - fighting
exercise , strike out as soon as touched in a dark alley . Seconds passed until his
arms hugged me like an iron hoop . Then my right foot kicked back quick into his
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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