"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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STEAM HEAT W : e are sweating as much from her song as from the early
summer heat in Atlanta , three hundred lesbians packed into an old movie theater
, sweating and sighing over a short , stocky butch in a tuxedo , lip - synching to ...
She built prefab trailers , she insulated houses , going up into attics in the
summer to spray asbestos in suffocating heat , no protection from the glassy dust
finer than pollen except a flimsy facemask . We both know the work she had to do
At the end of the evening he took me to the runway for the town's one plane , blue
lights along the edge like some sleazy bar , where he pulled at me with clumsy
hands , assuming that I was in heat for any of them . He quit when I said , “ No.
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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