"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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POCKET WATCH I go with her to my first gay bar , by the railroad tracks in
Fayetteville . An old white bulldagger comes to our table and politely asks me to
dance . I think to myself wildly , But I have a lover . Doesn't it show ? After I smile a
Will you take a walk with me ? " ) The other boys and girls have done nothing but
tease me about my name since we all began school together when we were six .
Suspicious , they watch me on the edge of something dangerous , talking to a ...
We watch the other travelers , uneasy , trying to place us as man , woman , into
some opposition . Uneasy , we watch the travelers , trying to place them as
danger , ally . On the train , a woman walks through the cars singing a song about
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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