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With Steinam s ideasThe 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 meThe 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 but it is very important We don t think about these enough This will et you thinkingIf Men Could Menstruate Hilarious but also the one that fully proved to me that Steinam is a A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates geniusEvery woman andirl 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. Us satire If Men Could Menstruate” resonates as much as everAs Watson writes of Steinem in her foreword “She makes what otherwise can be arduous and depressing reading into something not only relatable but also enjoyable Her plain common sense calling things out as they are will make you laugh out loud This is her superpower?. Not Very tidy copy when said excellent but used I enjoyed reading this book 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 America Lost and Found: An English Boy's Wartime Adventure in the New World 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 toather her most brilliant writings and out them into a comprehensive and very well organized book writings and out them into a comprehensive and very well organized book breakdown of the contentsMy FavoritesI Was a Playboy Bunny this is a must read for anyone buying into the
Edia Crap About How The Playboy Bunnies Were Glamorous And crap about how the Playboy bunnies were lamorous and off Steinam s account wasn t thrilling or exciting there off Steinam s account wasn t thrilling or exciting there 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. An updated third edition of the renowned feminist’s most diverse and timeless collection of essays with a new foreword by Emma Watson Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions has sold over half a million copies since its original publication in acclaimed for its witty warm and life changing view of the world as if women mattered.
Freudian times how Steinam s mother once smart and capable had descendedtimes how Steinam s mother once smart and capable had descended something that no one at the time understood This must have been very emotional to writeIn 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 allMen 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 often Very helpfulErotica 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. Steinem's truly personal writing is here from the now famous exposé I Was a Playboy Bunny to the moving tribute to her mother Ruth's Song Because She Could Not Sing It Her prescient essays on female enital mutilation and the difference between erotica and pornography that are still referenced and relevant today and the hilario. .