"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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I was thinking that finally I understood the stories : How a single long look by a
butch at someone else's femme once caused fistfights over that split second of
possession . I did not say that if she had looked longer , and inclined her head ...
He asked me out once more , to a baseball game . We didn't talk about anything
until we sat outside my house again , and I put my face up for a kiss . Then he
said , with cold purity , “ I've decided since last time that I will only kiss the girl I
Once a year , grown white men got up on stage and reversed their color . They
ridiculed the people who had raised them , who worked side by side with them
every day . They became the opposites they feared , but not the people who lived
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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