A classic, wonderful and empowering!
My name is collette aka coco mojo and i purchase books on amazon. this is a wonderful book, a breath of fresh air, and it has helped save my sanity in a world in which women are seen as weaker, frivolous, nurturing but not powerful, second-best and second-class in every way. steinem totally exposes the lie that is sexism! i especially resonate with her views on gender, which is what i myself intuited even as a child, from a very young age. i intuited that it is unnatural and harmful to both sexes for our social system to dichotomize and polarize human qualities and to label some of them "masculine" (male) and others "feminine" (female)-- and then to devalue the latter, on top of that! as a child, i knew this, even though i had nobody at all to validate me and my ideas, which i began to articulate at the ripe old age of eleven. nobody understood me back then...i only wish i'd had steinem around when i was a lonely child, but i'm glad to have her now, at least! she speaks to me through her priceless book/s (i now know that i am far from alone in my views, which i had no way of knowing at age eleven! for all i knew then, i was the only one in the world who thought this way!). thank you gloria for your empowering words of wisdom, and i encourage all of us to think our way through the lies we are told! question "authority," challenge the status-quo, and keep on truckin'! :)