"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 learning how many traps the female body could be caught in — sexual
assault and rape , beatings in the home , our thoughts turned back in shame on
our bodies . I learned how women's bodies could be used to reproduce children ...
Carolyn Heilbrun advocated androgyny , the elimination of the polarities of “
gender roles ” that she considered the cause of power differences between men
and women . Andrea Dworkin campaigned to alter the practice of sexual
They were condemned as “ sexual deviants " and “ sluts ” by a group of women
organizing against pornography , who identified themselves as " real feminists . '
At about this time , I was teaching women's studies at a state university near ...
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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