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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,284 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gloria Steinem Narrator: Gloria Steinem Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions is Gloria Steinem's most diverse and timeless collection of essays. Since its publication in 1983 - a phenomenal success that sold nearly half a million copies-male and female readers alike have acclaimed it as a witty, warn, and life-changing view of the world as if women mattered. Steinem's most personal writing is here, from the humorous expose I Was a Playboy Bunny to prescient essays on female genital mutilation and the difference between erotica and pornography. The satirical and hilarious If Men Could Menstruate is alone worth the price of admission. ...the definitive philosophical and historical work about this movement that, belatedly, has transformed society. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/12/2014

    " I enjoyed this book but despite all of her inclusionary talk there is no place in her philosophy for a feminist who is against abortion. If you are against abortion you are a fascist. Period. I wish Gloria did not have such a hard on for abortion because it is possible, you know, to be a feminist and still believe that abortion, as the ending of a human life, is murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 2/6/2014

    " By far the best essay in this book is "Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It)". It's the story of Steinem's relationship with her mother, and it hits you like a blow to the solar plexus. If nothing else, read this book for that essay and the brilliant satirical "If Men Could Menstruate." Otherwise, trigger warning for transphobia and colonialist attitudes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon McClure | 2/6/2014

    " This a collection of essays by Gloria steinem--I'm not normally a Steinem fan but this book is pretty great. I especially like her essay on her Playboy Bunny expose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhianon | 1/31/2014

    " Gloria Steinem is a well-known name in the feminist world and I was excited to read some of her writing! As a feminist myself, it was fascinating to ready what life was like for women during the Second Wave. Admittedly, some of the essays were a bit slow and boring but for the most part, I found them intriguing. These essays were mostly written in the 70s and 80s and it was interesting to see what issues have come a long way and what issues still have a long way to go. Definitely a must read for any feminist! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/20/2014

    " a good collection of essays on a variety of topics. steinem is a good writer and she shares her observations and experiences in a way that makes you feel better about the world because someone like her is out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/2/2014

    " Met Gloria a few years ago and had an actual conversation, and she signed this book. Forever dead. She is SO BRILLIANT. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Surma | 12/26/2013

    " Finished the abridged audiobook (why, audible, why?) and wow wow wow. How did I miss this for so long? Gloria Steinem totally rocks! Planning on reading the full book and will add further comments then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 12/9/2013

    " Gloria Steinem is a wonderful author. The stories/articles she has written really make you stop and think...and then wonder how far we have really come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Litchfield | 10/18/2013

    " Loved this book. Great read, however some stories are dated, but still a great insight into the feminist movement and her life. Loved the short story "If Men Could Menstruate". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Essie | 10/12/2013

    " a wonderful series of essays by an engaging and persuasive writer. i'm trying to expand my understanding of the history of feminism, and this went a long way to helping me with that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 10/9/2013

    " I am really enjoying it so far. She has a very fresh and direct writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 3/9/2013

    " A great collection of essays. Still relevant today! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lani | 2/7/2013

    " I must have grown a bit in my feminist thinking because on a 2nd read (5 years later) I definitely gave the book another star. Some of the pieces held my interest better than others, but I can still appreciate the history that Steinem provides. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiyun | 1/28/2013

    " I found some of her writings to be really fun and even humorous, but others I didn't like as much. I suppose that was to be expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 10/22/2012

    " It was really depressing to read the essays in this book with quotes that are so similar to the ones all over the news currently - and then see the essay dated 1973. Regardless, read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 4/16/2012

    " Some of the essays in this book haven't aged terribly well but most of them are still totally fantastic. Despite being 20+ years old it was still incredibly interesting and relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jannell | 7/2/2011

    " Great, historical perspective, engaging essays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 4/12/2011

    " Interesting viewpoints of the feminist movement - makes you think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 3/8/2011

    " I liked it, and I thought some very good points were made, but it didn't hold my attention for long. It took me a long time to finish it, but overall, I did enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 3/6/2011

    " The bit about her becoming a Playboy Bunny is hilarious (and frightening...and gross...and crazy...) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 2/24/2011

    " Everyone should read a little Steinem "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/24/2011

    " Worth it for her essay on time as a Playboy Bunny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lady | 1/20/2011

    " A woman with quite a high opinion of herself. Florence King aptly compared her to Dickins's Mrs Jellyby. The only interesting part of the book is Steinem's expose on the Playboy Bunny clubs of the Sixties. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 10/21/2010

    " A terrific memoir by a feminist icon, though what made the biggest impression on me was her relationship with her mentally ill mother. I had always felt cheated that my own mother left us when I was young, but GS's experience made me realize that I may have dodged a bullet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 11/16/2009

    " Some of the essays in this book haven't aged terribly well but most of them are still totally fantastic. Despite being 20+ years old it was still incredibly interesting and relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 9/16/2009

    " Steinem is such a great proponent of feminism because she writes well, clearly and simply, which is much harder to do than writing with an obvious style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 12/12/2008

    " This is such a positive book. It really makes you think twice about the state of the world and our place in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/11/2008

    " Loved this book. Great read, however some stories are dated, but still a great insight into the feminist movement and her life. Loved the short story "If Men Could Menstruate". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khalida | 10/23/2008

    " A must read for every woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 10/20/2008

    " It is worth it just for the profile on Pat Nixon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 9/22/2008

    " Hilarious and important to read for the "post-feminist" generation. We owe her and those 2nd wavers quite a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zj | 7/18/2008

    " The author's ability to shake things up by looking at them from an angle that is only slightly different from the norm--truly eye opening. This is what books are supposed to do for us! Bravo.

    And remember...the truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 6/3/2008

    " The bit about her becoming a Playboy Bunny is hilarious (and frightening...and gross...and crazy...) "

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About the Author
Author Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine, and she remained one of its editors for fifteen years. In 1968, she helped found New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, Marilyn: Norma Jeane, and As if Women Matter (published in India). Steinem has received the Penney-Missouri Journalism Award, the Front Page and Clarion awards, the National Magazine Award, the Women’s Sports Journalism Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Writers Award from the United Nations, the James Weldon Johnson Award for Journalism, and many others. In 2013, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.