"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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Or her bare feet , callused as boots at the end of the summer , would move
confidently across the stobs of cedar posts in the corncrib , to disappear into the
hayloft , treading out the dusty golden remnants of grass , while I stuck wedged
VERA I go to the hospital every day and rub her feet with rose oil and lavender
salve . 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 chemotherapy ...
Some purple Birkenstock sandals , very comfortable for my feet . ” In her closet
she has a pair of red leather hightop Nikes sent by her dyke sister , for the day
she walks out of her sterile isolated room . Meanwhile , in its cool dark we
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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