"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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She likes my touch , that's new for her , says butch and femme are about who
won't be touched and who likes to be touched . We don't talk about her fear of
touch as connected to her rape , about touch that is the fist of ownership . Nor her
I tell my woman friend that you are enchanted with me in a way I don't understand
, that you say over and over , “ You know just how to touch me . ” I wish I could
believe I am the most fabulous lover of women ever , but it seems unlikely .
You touched the tip of your tongue to one nipple and said , “ I'm going to kiss you
lightly , lightly , until your breasts feel ... gone numb , armor of steel , breastplate
over my heart , stomach , lungs , to save me from cutting looks , slash of touch .
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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