"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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Her birthday present to me is a gold pocket watch engraved with my initials , like
the one she wears on a silver chain hooked to ... I begin to wear green fatigue
pants , secondhand from Fort Bragg , and T - shirts that demand Free Joann Little
I wanted others to see me as a dyke , a real lesbian , wearing pants to deny men
access to my body , ready to run for safety if I ... But we know that women don't
cause our rape by the clothes we wear , so what was really going on with you ?
It was the mid - ' 60s , and we girls were not allowed to wear jeans or shorts to
school . This assembly was the only day of the year , except Halloween , that a
boy could wear a skirt in public . And only if he agreed to ridicule femininity , even
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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