Outrageous Acts & Everyday Rebellions

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This phenomenally successful book, that has sold nearly a half a million copies since its original publication in 1983, is Gloria Steinem's most diverse and timeless collection of essays.

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Overview

This phenomenally successful book, that has sold nearly a half a million copies since its original publication in 1983, is Gloria Steinem's most diverse and timeless collection of essays.

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Outrageous Acts premiered 12 years ago. While Steinem is disappointed that a second edition is needed-she wishes the subject were as dated as books on the Communist peril or apartheid-many of the stories testify as to how far women have come in three decades. Even Peggy Noonan or Mary Matalin would be appalled to be told that "no broads" were allowed at a high political council, as Steinem was told when working with the McGovern staff in 1969. This collection deserves better treatment from the producer, however; the essays are not listed on the packaging and the cassette halves lack screws, which makes repairing broken tapes nearly impossible. Still, this title is essential for all libraries.-Reilly Reagan, Putnam Cty. Lib., Cookeville, Tenn.
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"From her hilarious account of life as an overworked Playboy Bunny to the moving tribute to her mother, Gloria Steinem's first collection of essays is-and will always be-a required feminist reader. "- Susan Faludi, author of Backlash
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452255791
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1984
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Note to the Reader
Preface
Life Between the Lines 3
I Was a Playboy Bunny 32
Campaigning 76
Sisterhood 121
College Reunion 128
Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It) 139
Words and Change 161
In Praise of Women's Bodies 176
The Importance of Work 183
The Time Factor 189
Men and Women Talking 192
The Politics of Food 208
Networking 214
Transsexualism 224
Why Young Women Are More Conservative 229
Erotica vs. Pornography 238
Marilyn Monroe: The Woman Who Died Too Soon 255
Patricia Nixon Flying 262
The Real Linda Lovelace 266
Jackie Reconsidered 277
Alice Walker: Do You Know This Woman? She Knows You 283
Houston and History 303
The International Crime of Genital Mutilation 317
Rx Fantasies: For Temporary Relief of Pain Due to Injustice 328
If Hitler Were Alive, Whose Side Would He Be On? 332
Night Thoughts of a Media Watcher 355
If Men Could Menstruate 366
Far from the Opposite Shore 370
Index 395
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