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REASONABLE CREATURES: Essays on Women and Feminism...

REASONABLE CREATURES: Essays on Women and Feminism by Katha Pollitt (Vintage: $11.; 186 pp.). In well-crafted essays, Pollitt, an associate editor at the Nation, discusses such topics as rape, abortion, domestic violence, sexism and surrogate motherhood. She argues that as our complex social and economic system “comes under stress--from the transition to a global economy, the back-to-the-home agenda of the Christian right, the dismantling of the safety net by the Gingrich conservatives, and the exhaustion of liberalism--the issues that feminism raises will become not less important, but more so.” Pollitt’s incisive prose remains interesting, even when the reader disagrees with her position.


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