"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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A crowd of young women , with one or two men , come through the turnstiles ,
down from the Village . They are young enough to be my children . One has a
long waterfall of brown hair , and a pale face bright with red lipstick . She wears a
Today you joke with me that I'm bringing him home a drag stepdaddy , but you
mean it . The dinner is crowded with graduate students , most in their early
twenties , a young queer studies crowd . We have silly dime store games as
presents for ...
S / HE 167 and young women ceremoniously carry in their specialties :
twicebaked potatoes , cranberry and walnut relish . Just as we all crowd to the
table , someone brings the bulging turkey out , and places it at the head of the
table , in front ...
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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