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by Gloria Steinem

eBook Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions download ISBN: 0452255791
Author: Gloria Steinem
Publisher: Plume (August 1, 1984)
Language: English
Pages: 370
ePub: 1900 kb
Fb2: 1903 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Political
Subcategory: Social Sciences

Gloria Steinem is the author of four best-selling books, including Revolution from Within and Moving Beyond Words

Gloria Steinem is the author of four best-selling books, including Revolution from Within and Moving Beyond Words. Start reading Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

This book was my introduction to Gloria Steinem and the beginning of some serious hero-worship

This book was my introduction to Gloria Steinem and the beginning of some serious hero-worship. Several of the articles in the book were published before I was even born, and even the ones that weren't are over a decade old now. Amazing-disturbing, too-that so many of the problems and issues she writes about are still realities. However, Steinem has a way of analysing these things with such intelligence and articulating what seems inexpressible, that you finish each essay thinking, at the very least, "Well, thank go.

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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.

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 women mattered. Steinem's truly personal writing is here, from the humorous expose "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.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Covering two decades-from the early sixties to the early eighties-the pieces in Gloria Steinem’s diverse, stimulating, and often-prescient first collection dare to ask how our world might change for the better if we each behaved as if everyone mattered. An early assignment as a girl reporter, going undercover as a Bunny in Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Club, becomes an eye-opening exposé of appalling work conditions and sexual harassment. As Steinem observed, I think Hefner himself wants to go down in history as a person of sophistication and glamour.

Steinem was born in Toledo, Ohio. Cofounder of Ms. Magazine and a founding contributor of New York magazine, Steinem has also published numerous bestselling nonfiction titles. Through activism, lectures, constant traveling as an organizer, and appearances in the media over time, Steinem has worked to address inequalities based on sex, race, sexuality, class, and hierarchy.

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

Gloria Steinem is the author of several best-selling books, including Revolution from Within and Moving Beyond Words.

Gloria Steinem is the author of several best-selling books, including Revolution from Within and Moving Beyond Words.

Steinem understands that the political is always personal, and vice versa, and so. .To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Steinem understands that the political is always personal, and vice versa, and so her writings range from the polemical- Erotica vs. Pornography and The Politics of Food -to the deeply personal- Ruth’s Song, a moving tribute to her mentally ill mother-to sharp satire like If Men Could Menstruate. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Comments: (7)
Mmsa
I had forgotten that Gloria Steinem was, first and foremost, a journalist until I read this book. Some of the essays seem quaintly dated; others evoke nostalgia for a more activist time when anything seemed possible. But many of her thoughts seem as relevant today, if not as radical, as they did when she wrote them down. Good reading for anyone who wonders, "Whatever happened to my feminist dreams?"

A couple of notes: I'd heard that once upon a time, she a Playboy bunny, but didn't realize she did it in order to engage in investigative reporting. That pieces was a fantastic way to start the book.

Also, I was lucky enough to meet her when I was a freshman at Yale College. She'd promised she would come speak to the Yale Political Union if Morey's -- a now defunct private eating club -- ever opened its membership to women. It was a promise she never thought she'd have to keep. But I was in the first wave of women members. Also, I'd cynically joined the Libertarian Party, along with a couple of friends, when they came wooing. They were about to lose their status as a party because, under Yale PU rules, they had to have at least 25 members. I made a cynical bargain with them: I'd join if I could eat dinner with Gloria Steinem and a couple of other interesting people who were coming to speak that fall (each party could send three representatives to eat dinner with each speake)r. They accepted, and I ate dinner with Gloria Steinem, Russell Baker, and either Yasser Arafat or the first PLO observer at the United Nations -- I don't remember which one.
Biaemi
This book was my introduction to Gloria Steinem and the beginning of some serious hero-worship. Several of the articles in the book were published before I was even born, and even the ones that weren't are over a decade old now. Amazing--disturbing, too--that so many of the problems and issues she writes about are still realities. However, Steinem has a way of analysing these things with such intelligence and articulating what seems inexpressible, that you finish each essay thinking, at the very least, "Well, thank god." This book is half-history and half-inspiration. She's a great journalist and an awesome activist.
Vudogal
As a male, I found it helpful to read Steinem's female-oriented viewpoints on a number of topics. The book is not new, and yet I still feel that my mind was opened and informed further by many of the essays. There were some personal surprises, too. For example, Steinem (who was often on TV when I was young) claims to have been afraid of public speaking. Despite some few slow spots, there was enough here to warrant 4 stars, in my view.
Thetalen
As a new feminist, I knew that this collection of essays by Gloria Steinam was a must-read, along with other classic feminist texts (Simone de Beauvoir, etc.) and modern feminist writings (Jessica Valenti). I started this in December and periodically got in and out of reading it, sometimes because the essays were way over my head and sometimes because I didn't want to reach the end just yet. Steinam is brilliant in a way that I hope to be some day, insightful and open and witty and so amazingly right about things that I wonder how long it took her to gather her most brilliant writings and out them into a comprehensive and very well-organized book. A breakdown of the contents:

My Favorites:
"I Was a Playboy Bunny"- this is a must-read for anyone buying into the edia crap about how the Playboy bunnies were glamorous and well-off. Steinam's account wasn't thrilling or exciting, there were no horrifying events, but it was honest and it exposed a world that was tiring, irritating, cheap, sleazy, and completely patriarchal. I read this whole essay in one breath, I loved her details and how she didn't seem to have a bias. She just told us the facts and let us decide for ourselves.

"Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It)"- I was nearly brought to tears by the end of this essay. It says so much about how women's mental illness was viewed in post-Freudian times and how Steinam's mother, once smart and capable, had descended into something that no one at the time understood. This must have been very emotional to write.

"In Praise of Women's Bodies"- Girls, this is SO important to read. It brought a smile to my face and it made me start loving myself, flaws and all.

"Men and Women Talking"- Very insightful. I learned about a lot of these little differences and nuances in psychology, but they always seemed to be from the man's point of view. This also serves as a self-help section, letting women know that being assertive and loud is just fine and we should in fact do it more often. Very helpful.

"Erotica vs. Pornography"- This one was hard to read but it really resonated with me. Modern feminists are very sex-positive and I love that, but it has always been hard for me to ignore the damaging misogynistic effects of pornography of all kinds. It may seem dated to some feminists but I definitely agree with Steinam's ideas.

The whole "Five Women" section- I don't know how this didn't win some sort of writing prize. This section was so well-written and I will never forget reading it. Five important women in our culture- Marilyn Monroe, Pat Nixon, Linda Lovelace, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Alice Walker- are examined and revered, because their stories are so widely told but not in the right way or from the right perspective. I love these women, I feel so much closer to them now. I don't know if anyone but Steinam could instill that much emotion in me.

"The International Crime of Genital Mutilation"- This one is also a tough pill to swallow, but it is very important. We don't think about these things enough. This will get you thinking.

"If Men Could Menstruate"- Hilarious, but also the one that fully proved to me that Steinam is a genius.

Every woman and girl (and man, I think) needs to read at least a few of these essays. Feminism is still relevant and still needed. These essays were written decades ago but many of the issues persist today. I'm not saying some of the ideas (especially about trans* issues) are not dated, but they are still worth the time to read. I really enjoyed this collection.