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A Politically Incorrect Feminist

Creating a Movement with Bitches, Lunatics, Dykes, Prodigies, Warriors, and Wonder Women
Narrated by: Phyllis Chesler
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
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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 1972-1975 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, Flo Kennedy, 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 listeners to some of feminism's major players and world-changers.

©2018 Phyllis Chesler (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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  • Paula A
  • 28-01-19

Heartbreaking and Inspiring

I often found myself crying at the most unexpected of times. Beautifully and intimately told.

This book has you mourning for a feminism that is no longer, and hoping there is still a way to rekindle this flame. Always truthful, brutally honest, and yet kind. It feels like an unimaginable honour to have this true force of second wave feminism tell you her story, and the movement's story, and her close friends' stories. This is Herstory at its prime, being passed down literarily and orally. This book feels like coming home.

As a woman in the year of 2019, this book is a reminder of all the ways the movement wound up failing, and still can, even as we try once again to reorganize radical feminism. It is also a testament to how the third wavers have not relented in sending us back, removing the great steps our true feminist foremothers took for us.

This book has a woman wishing she could be an Amazon, and knowing deep down all females share this critical struggle. Sisterhood is still powerful, we just need to learn that although we can all be Wonder Women, we are not necessarily perfect women. And that's okay.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-11-18

Excellent Story

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