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Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions Audio, Cassette – October 1, 1995


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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc (October 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787105562
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787105563
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,899,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Outrageous Acts premiered 12 years ago. While Steinem is disappointed that a second edition is needed-she wishes the subject were as dated as books on the Communist peril or apartheid-many of the stories testify as to how far women have come in three decades. Even Peggy Noonan or Mary Matalin would be appalled to be told that "no broads" were allowed at a high political council, as Steinem was told when working with the McGovern staff in 1969. This collection deserves better treatment from the producer, however; the essays are not listed on the packaging and the cassette halves lack screws, which makes repairing broken tapes nearly impossible. Still, this title is essential for all libraries.
Reilly Reagan, Putnam Cty. Lib., Cookeville, Tenn.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Viola Chen on September 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I am compelled to begin my review with a rant on the status of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

As I was reading this book, I came across references to the ERA quite a few times. Not knowing much about this amendment, I went online to look up its history and to see when it was ratified. I was absolutely astonished by what I found. It has not been ratified. It is 2011! It is nearly 30 years past the publication of this book. Americans live in a society that many consider (notwithstanding those who disagree) post-feminist. And yet, women still do not have blanket legal equality.

The text of this amendment is very short and very simple:
"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

I am outraged that this amendment is still not a part of our US Constitution!!! This is something that I assumed was completed a generation ago.

Now that I got that out of my system, let's go back to review the book.

This book is a collection of mostly previously published essays and articles by Gloria Steinem. The pieces are loosely categorized into four sections: Learning from Experience, Other Basic Discoveries, Five Women, and Transforming Politics. The book is chock-full of smart, well-written, rational, reasonable, and engaging viewpoints. This was the first time that I had ever read any of Gloria Steinem's work, and doing so has completely altered my opinion of her. I'm not entirely sure where my misconceptions of Gloria Steinem came from, but they were most unfavorable. I always had the impression that she was a hard-nosed, man-hating extremist. I blamed her for turning the word "feminist" into a dirty word. But, as I read through this book, I became enlightened.
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Gloria Marie Steinem (born 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who was a columnist for New York magazine and co-founded Ms. magazine. She also co-founded the Women's Media Center, and serves on its board. She was married for three years to David Bale, before his death. She has also written books such as Moving Beyond Words, Revolution From Within, Doing Sixty and Seventy, and Marilyn: Norma Jeane.

She wrote in the Introduction to this 1983 book, "There have been days in the last ten or twelve years when I thought my collected works would consist entirely of fund-raising letters, scribbled outlines of speeches, statements hammered out at the birth of some new coalition, and introductions to other people's books... I wouldn't be honest if I blamed only activism for the fact that, after more than twenty years of making a living as a writer, this is the first book I can call my own... women and men have begun rescuing one another in many ways, large and small. I hope that you will find a rescuing moment or fact or idea within the pages of this book."

Here are some quotations from the book:

"I had had an abortion when I was newly out of college. If one in three or four adult women shares this experience, why should each of us be made to feel criminal and alone?" (Pg.
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