9780679762782

Reasonable Creatures

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  • ISBN13:

    9780679762782

  • ISBN10:

    0679762787

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1995-08-01
  • Publisher: Vintage
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Summary

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, this brilliant, insightful, controversial, and courageous book contains the best of Pollitt's pieces, which have galvanized readers of The Nation, The New Yorker and The New York Times, on subjects that range from abortion and breast implants to date-rape, marriage, the media, and violence.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Preface to the Vintage Edition xiii
Introduction xix
That Survey: Being Wedded Is Not Always Bliss
3(8)
Children of Choice
11(5)
Why We Read: Canon to the Right of Me
16(10)
Violence in a Man's World
26(5)
Why I Hate ``Family Values''
31(11)
Marooned on Gilligan's Island: Are Women Morally Superior to Men?
42(21)
Contracts and Apple Pie: The Strange Case of Baby M
63(18)
On the Merits
81(4)
Naming and Blaming: Media Goes Wilding in Palm Beach
85(15)
Checkbook Maternity: When Is a Mother Not a Mother?
100(11)
Hot Flash
111(4)
Who's Afraid of Hillary Clinton?
115(9)
The Romantic Climacteric
124(10)
Our Right-to-Lifer: The Mind of an Antiabortionist
134(11)
Lorena's Army
145(4)
Implants: Truth and Consequences
149(3)
The Smurfette Principle
152(5)
Not Just Bad Sex
157(12)
Fetal Rights, Women's Wrongs
169

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