"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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SISTER A ll the way south to the conference in Florida I lean forward from the
back seat to argue with her , the passenger in front . She sits reared back ,
stubborn , her poufed , bleached , lacquered hair stiff as her backbone . I am
talking to her ...
As we four lean toward each other over hazelnut coffee , I wonder if she's ever sat
down to eat in an interracial group . But my friends are interested in something
else : “ We expected a little white lady in gloves . You didn't tell us that your ...
Then suddenly I lean back in your arms , look into your eyes , and begin to move
as if the dance is air I am flying into , or water I am finning through , finally moving
in my element . When we sit to drink Calistogas and lime with friends , you say ...
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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