"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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... woman at the table , “ I bet we've already got great cheesecake at the table .
Why don't you lift your skirt so we can see ? ” He bends down to try to look at her
legs , and chuckles . I argue with him until finally I refuse to sit with him and leave
At midnight , when I leave both her and my husband there , I find a mass of white
camellias , snapped from a tall hedge by the driveway , scattered over the
windshield of my car . I know they are her sign to me . I crumple the stiff leaves
Maybe now I look like a young sailor on shore leave , maybe now I look like an
adventure . When I step into her hallway , she stares and says , “ You've cut it so
short . Now people will think you're the butch . ” She turns away without touching
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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