"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 did she want that she could never get from him , or give , a sensation that
she never let herself imagine ? Whose softness under her hand ? Or her strong
back yielding under someone's weight , breath on her cheek ? I lived in the
I never let him do more than kiss me on the mouth . I never let him touch my
breasts , which by then were cold and pure , unfeeling . PILLOW TALK A lone in a
hotel room without you 128 MINNIE BRUCE PRATT.
His wife said , " I never saw him naked . We never had sex . He said something
was wrong with him . I never knew . ” Later I ask you , “ Did the wife know ? " You
say , “ Very likely . But then she thought she was the only one . Now her mate is ...
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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