Phyllis Chesler: A Politically Incorrect Feminist
Monday August 27: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
The event is free to attend! Reserve your copy of A Politically Incorrect Feminist HERE. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street. Please keep in mind that seating is first come, first serve.
Phyllis Chesler was a pioneer of Second Wave Feminism. Chesler and the women who came out swinging from 1967-1972-- these women 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 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.
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Phyllis discusses her book! this event will be filmed by C SPAN's Book TV!