When legendary feminist, activist, and writer Gloria Steinem first published Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions in 1987, it provided inspiration and strength for a generation of women fighting for equal pay, equal rights, and reproductive freedom. In today’s world—with the recent battle for insurance coverage of birth control, ongoing flares in the abortion debate, and a continuing gender-based pay gap—Steinem’s call to action remains as necessary as ever.
With humor and insight, Steinem shares stories from her life and work in this bestselling essay collection. She reveals herself as one of the savviest leaders of the women’s liberation movement as well as a profoundly humane thinker with a wide-ranging intellect and irresistible wit.
In this trailblazing bestseller, Steinem proposes the transformative idea that external and internal change are linked in a seamless circle of cause and effect, each influencing the other and neither capable of healing the social wounds of the world alone. Steinem shares her own experiences and the life stories of other women, as she illuminates the path to self-authority. This is Steinem at her most bare and her most inspirational.