"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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You breathe harder , the pulse of your chest light against my naked back . Your
starched shirt rasps my skin , friction of thin cotton . Your breath quickens as you
bend to bear me away . Your left arm curves across my shoulder and throat .
The either / or pronouns suddenly are the jaws of a steel trap snapping shut on
infinities that exist where body , self , sex , gender , the world , and lunch intersect
. as The fluorescent light brightens in the little deli , as if a cloud has shifted from ...
My friend's words to me are like light that skims across the surface of water , like a
skipped rock that touches once , twice , again . Memories circle out , back , to the
earliest time . My first girlfriend when I was five and she was five , me sliding ...
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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