"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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Every day I sit on my sofa , and stare at her stone back , and command her to turn
and face me . I first began to dream about her , the woman in this painting , after I
saw it at an art exhibit , at the town meeting we'd organized on women's issues ...
I lift your hand , and lick each finger , and the webbing between , and wonder
when to mention safe sex . I say , “ We'll be more comfortable on the couch . ” I
get up , light a candle , turn off the lamp . When we lie down , you put me on the
The way you brave every day , charming and implacable by turns , the blows you
will tell an audience about as a political lesson , but the exact wounds hidden
even as you lie in my arms . There is almost nowhere for you to be and not be ...
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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