Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellionsa phenomenal success that sold nearly half a million copies since its original publication in 1983is 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 exposé "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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About 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.
Table of Contents
LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE
Life Between the Lines
I Was a Playboy Bunny
Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It)
OTHER BASIC DISCOVERIES
Words and Change
In Praise of Women's Bodies
The Importance of Work
The Time Factor
The Politics of Food
Why Young Women Are More Conservative
Erotica vs. Pornography
Marilyn Monroe: The Woman Who Died Too Soon
Patricia Nixon Flying
The Real Linda Lovelace
Alice Walker: Do You Know This Woman? She Knows You
Houston and History
The International Crime of Genital Mutilation
Rx Fantasies: For Temporary Relief of Pain Due to Injustice
If Hitler Were Alive, Whose Side Would He Be On?
Night Thoughts of a Media Watcher
If Men Could Menstruate
Far from the Opposite Shore