"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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I want to copy the roster of rotating housework tacked up in the kitchen to use at
home with my husband . But I've also just written a review for the local feminist
newsletter — on a book about androgyny — so now I feel I belong here , at my
She has four children , and no husband . She married out of poverty at fourteen ,
and left her husband just a year or two ago , in her midtwenties , my age . I have
two children and a husband I married three months out of my teens . I wear my ...
HUSBAND T he man sitting next to me on the grass at the March on Washington
asks , “ Is he your husband ? " as I return from kissing you , as you step down
from the microphone . On stage , a drag queen in beaded white chiffon is
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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
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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