Steinem’s experiences on the front lines of the women’s movement chart her own consciousness-raising and serve as a metaphor for the evolution of feminist politics and social change. An early assignment as a “girl reporter, ” going undercover as a Bunny in the Playboy Club, becomes an eye-opening exposé of appalling work conditions and sexual harassment.
. Pornography” and “the politics of food”—to the deeply personal—“Ruth’s Song, ” a moving tribute to her mentally ill mother—to sharp satire—“If Men Could Menstruate. One of the first to address topics such as female genital mutilation and transgenderism, and this collection is both a testament to her legacy in the fight for equality and an entertaining, Steinem has truly earned the right to be called a feminist pioneer, thought-provoking journey through the lives of modern women.
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions #ad - This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images from the author’s personal collection. Steinem understands that the political is always personal, and vice versa, and so her writings range from the polemical—“Erotica vs. In many of the pieces that follow, Steinem challenges the practices and preconceptions that marginalize, exploit, exclude, and victimize women.
Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-EsteemOpen Road Media #ad - Revolution from within addresses the core issues of self-authority and unjust external authority, and argues that the first is necessary to transform the second. New york times bestseller: “the book that could bring the human race a little closer to rescuing itself” Naomi Wolf. She undertook to write such a book, and ended up transforming herself as well as others.
The result of her external plus internal reflection is this bestselling and truly transforming book: part collection of personal stories from her own life and the lives of many others, part revolutionary guide to finding community and inspiration. Steinem finds role models in a very young and uncertain Gandhi as well as unlikely heroes from the streets to history.
Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem #ad - Without self-esteem, the only change is an exchange of masters; with it, there is no need for masters. Gloria steinem when trying to find books to give to “the countless brave and smart women I met who didn’t think of themselves as either brave or smart, ” Gloria Steinem realized that books either supposed that external political change would cure everything or that internal change would.
None linked internal and external change together in a seamless circle of cause and effect, effect and cause.
The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!: Thoughts on Life, Love, and RebellionRandom House #ad - In fact, at the end of the book, there’s a special space for readers to add their own quotes and others they’ve found inspiring. Women are liked better when they lose. This is how the patriarchy is enforced every day. And activism “Revolutions, like trees, grow from the bottom up. This is the definitive collection of Steinem’s words on what matters most.
From her early days as a journalist and feminist activist, Steinem’s words have helped generations to empower themselves and work together. The truth will set you free, but First It Will Piss You Off! is both timeless and timely. Covering topics from relationships “Many are looking for the right person.
The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion #ad - A beautifully illustrated collection of gloria steinem’s most inspirational and outrageous quotes, with an introduction and essays by the feminist activist herself“A fearless book full of passion, resolute perspective, and unbiased hope for the future. Janelle monáe for decades—and especially now, humor, in these times of crisis—people around the world have found guidance, and unity in Gloria Steinem’s gift for creating quotes that offer hope and inspire action.
It is a gift of hope from Steinem to readers, and a book to share with friends. Steinem sees quotes as “the poetry of everyday life, including bell hooks, ” so she also has included a few favorites from friends, Flo Kennedy, and Michelle Obama, march, in this book that will make you want to laugh, and create some quotes of your own.
Too few are trying to be the right person. To the patriarchy “Men are liked better when they win.
My Life on the RoadRandom House #ad - The seeds were planted: Gloria realized that growing up didn’t have to mean settling down. The road is messy in the way that real life is messy. They are a beacon of hope for the future. Usa today “a warmly companionable look back at nearly five decades as itinerant feminist organizer and standard-bearer.
When she was a young girl, her father would pack the family in the car every fall and drive across country searching for adventure and trying to make a living. Taking to the road—by which I mean letting the road take you—changed who I thought I was. Magazine; from the historic 1977 national women’s conference to her travels through Indian Country—a lifetime spent on the road allowed Gloria to listen and connect deeply with people, to understand that context is everything, and to become part of a movement that would change the world.
My Life on the Road #ad - If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to sit down with Ms. It leads us out of denial and into reality, out of statistics and into stories—in short, out of theory and into practice, out of caution and into action, out of our heads and into our hearts. My life on the road is the moving, funny, and profound story of Gloria’s growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality—and the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped both.
. Steinem for a casual dinner, this disarmingly intimate book gives a pretty good idea, mixing hard-won pragmatic lessons with more inspirational insights.
The Feminine Mystique 50th Anniversary EditionW. W. Norton & Company #ad - This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives.
Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. If you’ve never read it, read it now. Arianna huffington, groundbreaking, o, the Oprah MagazineLandmark, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique.
The Feminine Mystique 50th Anniversary Edition #ad - Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire.
Doing Sixty & SeventyOpen Road Media #ad - In doing sixty & seventy she addresses an essential concern of people everywhere—and especially of women: the issue of aging. Whereas turning fifty, is “leaving a much-loved and familiar country, in her experience, ” turning sixty means “arriving at the border of a new one. With insight, and heartfelt honesty, wit, intelligence, she explores the landscapes of this new country and celebrates what she has called “the greatest adventure of our lives.
While appreciating everybody’s experiences as different, Steinem sees these years as charged with possibilities. Dealing with stereotypes and the “invisibility” that often accompany a woman’s senior years can be as liberating as it is frustrating. It frees women as well as men to embrace that “full, alive-in-the-moment, glorious, don’t-give-a-damn yet caring-for-everything sense of the right now.
Doing Sixty & Seventy #ad - This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. A powerful and moving treatise on the surprises of aging from an influential feminist writer and activist who thinks beyond stereotypesThe older I get, the more intensely I feel about the world around me.
Gloria steinem has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for women’s rights and equality for more than four decades.
Malcolm X: A Life of ReinventionPenguin Books #ad - Hailed as "a masterpiece" san francisco chronicle, the late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history. Filled with startling new information and shocking revelations, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America.
Malcolm x is a stunning achievement, the definitive work on one of our greatest advocates for social change. Reaching into malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism as followers of Marcus Garvey through his own work with the Nation of Islam and rise in the world of black nationalism, and culminates in the never-before-told true story of his assassination.
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention #ad - Winner of the pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X.
Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of GenderOpen Road Media #ad - In the first of six sections, from a female bodybuilder to mahatma gandhi, steinem imagines how our understanding of human psychology would be different in a witty reversal: What if Freud had been a woman who inflicted biological inferiority on men think “womb envy”? In other essays, the author presents positive examples of people who turn stereotypes on their heads, whose followers absorbed his wisdom that change starts at the bottom.
With cool humor and rich intellect, Gloria Steinem strips bare our social constructions of gender and race, explaining just how limiting these invented cultural identities can be. Essays from the new york times–bestselling author, a “woman who has told the truth about her life and ours” Los Angeles Times.
Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender #ad - . And in some of the most moving pieces, woman, Steinem reveals something of her own complicated history as a writer, and citizen of the world.
Marilyn: Norma JeaneOpen Road Media #ad - Steinem’s marilyn also includes Barris’s extraordinary portraits of Monroe, taken just weeks before the star’s death. Steinem evocatively recreates that world, connecting it to the fragile adult persona of Marilyn Monroe. Her compelling text draws on a long, private interview Monroe gave to photographer George Barris, part of an intended joint project begun during Monroe’s last summer.
Few books have altered the perception of a celebrity as much as Marilyn. This national bestselling biography is the insightful and uniquely sensitive account of the iconic 1950s sex symbol from the feminist author and activist. Gloria steinem reveals that behind the familiar sex symbol lay a tortured spirit with powerful charisma, intelligence, and complexity.
Marilyn: Norma Jeane #ad - The book delves into a topic many other writers have ignored—that of Norma Jeane, constant shuffling between foster homes, the young girl who grew up with an unstable mother, and abuse.
The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women WriteSaqi Books #ad - Among stories of honour killings and ill-fated love in besieged locations, we also find heart-warming connections and powerful challenges to the status quo. From algiers to brighton, these stories transcend time and place revealing just how varied the search for belonging can be. Follow the career of an actress with Middle-Eastern heritage whose dreams of playing a ghostbuster spiral into repeat castings as a jihadi bride.
Alongside renowned authors such as Kamila Shamsie, Ahdaf Soueif and Leila Aboulela are emerging voices, published here for the first time. Selected as emma watson's jan/feb 2019 pick for her feminist book club, our shared ShelfA Guardian Best Book of the YearShortlisted for London's Big ReadFrom established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the 'Muslim Woman'.
The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write #ad - Hear from users of islamic tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as a TV chat show host and a plastic surgeon blackmailed by MI6.
The Second SexVintage #ad - Unabridged in english for the first time, this long-awaited edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Simone de beauvoir’s essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman, ” and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness.
. Vital and groundbreaking, beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as when it was first published, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.