"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 writes for a local lesbian literary magazine , Sinister Wisdom . I think she
knows more about ... Once , when I tried to write my way out , the poets who were
men said to me , “ Beauty is its own excuse for being . ” Now I make poems for
I whisper in your ear that I'll do the selling , gather up some dollar bills for change
, and hear a butch say to you , “ So — you write the books , your girlfriend sells
them . ” No one there knows me or my writing . You say , valiantly , “ Absolutely ...
The writer , a lesbian , gleefully gossips with Brandon's ex - girlfriends and
repeats salacious details : how “ she ” fooled them with a dildo , how “ she ”
wouldn't allow touch at breast , thigh , genitals . The writer admits Brandon lived
as a man ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehough75 - LibraryThing
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