Pulling Our Own Strings
..". a wonderful, riotous book." Rita Mae Brown"It s witty, charming, incisive and these are the low points!" Loretta SwitFrom 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."
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 213.36 x 271.78 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
- 22 Nov 1994
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
Back cover copy
Feminist humor is based on the perception that societies have generally been organized as systems of oppression and exploitation, and that the largest (but not the only) oppressed group has been the female. It is also based on conviction that such oppression is undesirable and unnecessary. It is a humor based on visions of change.
About Gerald Kaufman
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.