"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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THE OLD DAYS S tanding in the pit of the auditorium , you are someone I don't
know yet , handsome in silky shirt and tie , hair clipped close almost as skin on
your fine - boned head . You read a story about bar raids in the ' 50s , a dawn
Smiling patiently at me , you lean against a steel beam , your shirt unbuttoned
half - way open , your white T - shirt stretched tight over your chest . “ And I don't
think it's possible to cross - dress even once in this culture and not think about it .
For a moment you lost sight of me in my pink shirt . You went out to the road , still
couldn't see me , and began to run . You knew I had been dragged into the ocean
of grasses . You called silently to me , “ Hold on , honey , I'll be there soon .
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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