"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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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 ...
We are both relieved to be moving . Me away from my big house where there's
room but always my roommate , no privacy . We whisper our lovemaking . And
you away from the chaos of a single room piled with papers and books . You're ...
CAMOUFLAGE walk around the room , practicing how to move in one of the two
skirts I own , the soft blue jersey with white suns . I haven't worn a skirt , on the
streets or in the house , for almost fifteen years , since I decided to live as a
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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