Marian Volkman reviews

Moving Beyond Words
by Steinem, Gloria
ISBN: 0671510525

This collection of long essays defies classification. I especially call to your attention the masterly piece, "What If Freud Were Phyllis?" The footnotes are almost as long as the text, but I enjoyed them all and gained understanding of the subtitle, "The Watergate of the Western World". Steinem takes things written by Freud himself and switches the gender, allowing us to see how incredibly sexist his viewpoint was.

The other essays are on topics dear to the author's heart. A very interesting book.

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