Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions: Second Edition

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1995 - Literary Collections - 406 pages

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions--a phenomenal success that sold nearly half a million copies since its original publication in 1983--is Gloria Steinem's most diverse and timeless collection of essays. Both male and female readers have acclaimed it as a witty, warm, and life-changing view of the world--"as if women mattered." Steinem's truly personal writing is here, from the humorous exposť "I Was a Playboy Bunny" to the moving tribute to her mother "Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It)" to prescient essays on female genital mutilation and the difference between erotica and pornography. The satirical and hilarious "If Men Could Menstruate" alone is worth the price of admission.

This second edition features a new preface by the author and added notes on classic essays.

 

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User Review  - dreamweaversunited - LibraryThing

By far the best essay in this book is "Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It)". It's the story of Steinem's relationship with her mother, and it hits you like a blow to the solar plexus. If ... Read full review

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User Review  - StigE - LibraryThing

Useful advice on organising, historically interesting and even if all the issues are still relevant, the texts are anchored in the 70s and 80s and feel dated. Glad i read it, but won't recommend it to others than those with an interest in the history of feminism. Read full review

Contents

Life Between the Lines
3
Was a Playboy Bunny
32
Campaigning
76
Sisterhood
121
College Reunion
128
Ruths Song Because She Could Not Sing It
139
Words and Change
161
In Praise of Womens Bodies
176
Patricia Nixon Flying
262
Jackie Reconsidered
277
Do You Know This Woman?
283
Houston and History
303
The International Crime of Genital Mutilation
317
For Temporary Relief of Pain Due
328
Night Thoughts of a Media Watcher
355
If Men Could Menstruate
366

The Importance of Work
183
The Time Factor
189
The Woman Who Died Too Soon
255

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About the author (1995)

Gloria Steinem is the author of four best-selling books, including Revolution from Within and Moving Beyond Words. She was a founding editor of and political commentator for New York Magazine and a founding editor of Ms., which she continues to write for today.

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