"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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Do I desire her because she spoke the secret out loud , because she broke
through the barrier between us ? Do I desire her because she made herself
vulnerable , showed me her wounds , a beckon to me to hold and heal her ? Do I
care for ...
As you take off your men's clothes , I do not secretly want you to be a man so I
can be saved from my desire for another woman . And when I unknot your tie and
unbutton your shirt , as we lie down together naked , I say with a fearless caress ...
From its mouth the outpouring of pleasure , at its mouth the entrance to desire .
The mouth of the singer , the mouth of the poet , the mouth of the law - giver . The
way of creation , the way of order and chaos , the way of death and beauty .
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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