Death of a revolutionary

On the plane back from Hawaii, I read Susan Faludi’s “Death of a Revolutionary” about how Shulamith Firestone helped to create a new society, the one we are actually living in. The Dialectics of Sex had a big influence on my life having been of the new left just as it was published. Gory personal details unnecessary here, but if you would like to see gory details, read the article. The personal is the political seems to be almost perfectly replicated in Firestone’s extremely sad life. Listening to Germaine Greer forty years after her glory days makes you appreciate just what a stupid bill of goods these people had for sale. When you remember that it was Richard Nixon who approved equal pay for women you can see how non-radical the sensible part of the feminist agenda was and is.

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