"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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You slide on your knees between my spread legs . You slide the heavy weight
into me . I take you in one devouring moment . Later you say , “ What am I going
to do ? We're already acting like we're married . Don't you feel it , honey ? But you
I say , “ You'll put your hands on my waist , then slide them down lightly to my hips
. ” You begin to pant , wanting me : “ I won't touch you anywhere . You haven't told
me I can . ” I say , “ You can see my breasts through thin gauzy fabric .
But I had wanted to sit tousled in nothing but a pajama top and have your adoring
hand slide underneath to touch my breasts . Now you hold me in your arms , and
I weep for the girl who was so ashamed of yielding , if only for a few minutes , to ...
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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