Pulling Our Own Strings

Pulling Our Own Strings

Feminist Humor and Satire
Edited by Gloria Kaufman and Mary K. Blakely
Distribution: U.S.,Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Phillipines
Publication date: 11/1/1994
Format: paper 0 pages, illus.
8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-253-20251-2
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“ . . . a wonderful, riotous book.” —Rita Mae Brown

“It’s witty, charming, incisive—and these are the low points!” —Loretta Swit

From Virginia Woolf to Nora Ephron, Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Ntozake Shange, Fanny Fern to Gloria Steinem, Pulling Our Own Strings shows us the roots, the history, and the rich variety of feminist humor and satire.

Author Bio

GLORIA KAUFMAN, now retired, was Director of Women's Studies at Indiana University, South Bend. She has also published poetry and fiction, and edited In Stitches: A Patchwork of Feminist Humor and Satire. She is also a producer/director of several feminist videotapes. MARY KAY BLAKELY is the author of Wake Me When It's Over: A Journey to the Edge and Back, as well as many articles on women's lives and feminist issues.

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Table of Contents

“Dear Gloria”
Periodic Hysteria
Untying the Mother Knot
Clicking, Clunking, and Clowning
We Measured 56-480-47-277-30-19, and Now We Measure More!
Rape and Other Big Jokes
Laboring Under False Assumptions
Here Comes The Bride
For All The “Crazy Ladies”
Once Upon A Myth