A powerful and revealing memoir about the pioneers of modern-day feminism
Phyllis Chesler was a pioneer of Second Wave Feminism. Chesler and the women who came out swinging between 1967-1972 integrated the want ads, brought class action lawsuits on behalf of economic discrimination, opened rape crisis lines and shelters for battered women, held marches and sit-ins for abortion and equal rights, famously took over offices and buildings, and pioneered high profile Speak-outs. They began the first-ever national and international public conversations about birth control and abortion, sexual harassment, violence against women, female orgasm, and a woman’s right to kill in self-defense.
Now, Chesler has juicy stories to tell. The feminist movement has changed over the years, but Chesler knew some of its first pioneers, including Gloria Steinem, Kate Millett, and Andrea Dworkin. These women were fierce forces of nature, smoldering figures of sin and soul, rock stars and action heroes in real life. Some had been viewed as whores, witches, and madwomen, but were changing the world and becoming major players in history. In A Politically Incorrect Feminist,Chesler gets chatty while introducing the reader to some of feminism's major players and world-changers.
About the Author:
Phyllis Chesler is an emerita professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York, bestselling author ofWomen and Madness, legendary feminist leader, and psychotherapist. Dr. Chesler has appeared on CNN, Fox News,The O’Reilly Factor,The Today Show, Oprah, and multiple NPR programs, including NPR’s At the Opera.