"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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... handful of others in front of a county courthouse . We were lesbians , bisexuals
, gay men , and we looked like dykes and sissies . It was our first demonstration .
Two men had gone to a swimming hole on the river , looking for queers to bash .
Outside the frame is a woman we can not see : A white woman , lying in the dirt of
her front yard , whipped into tatters for being a slut , white trash , the skirt of her
dress blowing like torn paper in the night wind . Far outside the frame is another ...
Just as we all crowd to the table , someone brings the bulging turkey out , and
places it at the head of the table , in front of a vacant chair . My son stands quietly
in the kitchen , avoiding that place . His honey lays the carving knife down beside
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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