This second edition includes a new Preface and Notes by the author. Gloria Steinem's first book of essays, a national bestseller when originally published in 1983, remains her most diverse and timeless collection. Here we encounter hilarious and satirical pieces—among them "I Was a Playboy Bunny" and "If Men Could Menstruate"—alongside more reflective and discerning essays on the difference between erotica and pornography, the real and unscripted musings of Patricia Nixon, the origins and originality of Alice Walker's writings, the distorted depiction of women in print and broadcast media, and several other topics. Steinem also offers a prescient essay on female genital mutilation, a compelling study of American reproductive rights issues in relation to Hitler's Germany, and a deeply moving tribute to her mother entitled "Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It)." Collecting a richly varied range of material from the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions is still essential reading for any advocate, critic, or student of American feminism.