"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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She has the style of some girls in my high school , wears frilly Sunday - go - to -
meeting clothes too feminine for the university where we teach . We both ... I
decided in my teens I would be mind , not body , I would not let my girl's body trap
You say , “ Close your eyes , ” and then you begin to read : “ Once there was a
little girl named Daisy .... " You've found my favorite book from when I was little .
The girl is given a steamroller that she drives around her town , and flattens into ...
The movie reverses us , mirror opposites : Black woman , white girl , white girl ,
Black woman— “ Mammy , ” Scarlett , Melanie , “ Prissy . ” The movie offers me
two choices : Be the white girl who suffers through sex and then dies having a
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dancingwaves - LibraryThing
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