"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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Would you have told me you were a woman ? Or a man ? What would you have
said of who you were ? Would the rough hair on your face have brushed against
my mouth , made me want to part the soft hair curled between your legs , made ...
She told the story of how , many years ago , he would not go to see the brother he
loved most in the world be married . She pressed two fingers tight together . “ He
loved him like this , like this , ” she said , her fingers lying as close together as ...
I've told you about the river , the wildness flowing right through my town , the dirt
pull - offs where a boy might park the car after he's taken a girl to the movies . But
when you ask , I say I didn't date much then , a careful teenager taught to distrust
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehough75 - LibraryThing
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