The Dialectic of Sex is a truly visionary work. Thirty years later, many of Firestone's ideas remain startlingly relevant, making Dialectic essential reading not only for its value as feminist history but its contribution to feminism's future. (Lisa Miya-Jervis, editor and publisher Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture)
Although Gen X women like to fancy ourselves the "freshmakers" of feminism, Shulamith Firestone reminds us that sisters have been "keeping it real" long before that expression was even invented. These power-packed chapters are live and direct, with a cultural shelf life that spans well into our times. (Ophira Edut, editor Body Outlaws: Young Women Write about Body Image and Identity, founder and publisher HUES magazine)
About the Author
Shulamith Firestone was a founder of the women's liberation movement and editor of Notes, a journal of radical feminism. She lives in New York City.