"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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What kind of new plots might we come up with, what kind of endings invent at a
potluck of just us? Dancing with this woman who doesn't seem especially
interested in me, I glance around the room, and see, pressed into a corner on the
The other passengers begin to wonder about what kind of woman, what kind of
man we are. Are we getting away with some illicit pleasure, some forbidden
game that they will never get to play? UJNCH I am sitting in on lunch at the deli.
You say , “ Tell them that ' s the kind of remark you expect to hear from men , not
from another woman . And what kind of butch are they anyway , to put down
another woman ? ” But we both know it isn ' t that simple . Drifts of meaning weigh
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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