"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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In the summer I come to her door with hair freshly cut , shorn short as a boy's , but
with soft tendrils around my ears and neck . With hair this short , in jeans and T -
shirt , I've been called “ Sir ” once or twice by those who easily ignored my ...
THE OLD DAYS S tanding in the pit of the auditorium , you are someone I don't
know yet , handsome in silky shirt and tie , hair clipped close almost as skin on
your fine - boned head . You read a story about bar raids in the ' 50s , a dawn
When you turn your face to kiss me at a certain angle , I am caressed by an edge
of roughness , a rasp of hair at your chin's edge , a reminder of why on the street
you're sometimes still taken for a man , an edge that reminds me how you lived ...
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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