Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem

By Gloria Steinem

A bestselling first selection of funny and insightful essays by way of a luminary of the women’s liberation movement

These essays from Gloria Steinem’s first 3 a long time of labor supply a portrait of a lady who was once not just one of many savviest leaders of the women’s liberation circulate, but in addition a profoundly humane philosopher with a wide-ranging mind and impossible to resist wit. In “If males might Menstruate,” Steinem engages readers in a flight of mind's eye as incisive because it is hilarious. She bargains first-person journalism in her underground exposé “I used to be a Playboy Bunny,” presents heartbreaking memoir within the tale of her mother’s struggles in “Ruth’s Song,” and stakes vital positions in feminist idea in “Erotica vs. Pornography.” this is often Steinem at her so much provocative—and so much compassionate.

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51 Difference needs not be suppressed in the name of Theory. And theory as a tool of survival needs to be rethought in relation to gender in discursive practice. Generally speaking, it is not difficult to agree with Duras that "men don't translate. They begin from a theoretical platform that is already in place, already elaborated. [Whereas] The writing of women is really translated from the unknown, like a new way of communicating rather than an already formed language. " More specifically speaking, however, it is difficult to be content with statements she puts forth such as: "Reverse everything.

Stills from SVGNN) Words, fragments, and lines that I love for no sound reason; blanks, lapses , and silences that settle in like gaps of fresh air as soon as the inked space smells stuffy (Stills from NS) Mirrors multiplied and differently disposed ... constituting a theater of illusions within which countless combinations of reflecting reflections operate. " ... Writing is meshing one's writing with the machinery of endless reflexivity (Stills from 1-C) Commitment from the Mirror-Writing Box 27 I wonder why it should be so very difficult to be humble ....

Words, fragments, and lines that I love for no sound reason; blanks, lapses, and silences that settle in like gaps of fresh air as soon as the inked space smells stuffy. Learned women have often been described in terms one might use in describing a thief. Being able to read and write, a learned woman robs man of his creativity, his activity, his culture, his language. " Thus, Lady Murasaki picked up Chinese by eavesdropping on her brother's lessons but was careful to conceal her knowledge. Pretending she could not understand a single character of this language, she wrote only in Japanese.

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