"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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woman , say mildly , “ I'm not sure she's straight . In any case , you're for freedom
of gender expression , right ? ” Smiling patiently at me , you lean against a steel
beam , your shirt unbuttoned half - way open , your white T - shirt stretched tight ...
S / HE 183 to justify everything from job discrimination ( because women have
smaller brains and aren't as smart ) to ... of women in the dusty fields beyond the
gate is a community based on biological purity , then it offers me , a “ real woman
When he had decided who was male and who was female , he shot the women ,
killing fourteen of them . Later he said he ... The woman had lived because the
male terrorist had perceived her as male , and put her in the group with the men .
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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