Book Nook: 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' + 40

July 19, 2024

Newsday October 28, 2011

Imagine (or remember) being a young woman 40 years ago, when female doctors were almost unheard of and reliable information about women’s bodies and sexuality was virtually nonexistent.

Then came the first edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, written by 12 women who met at a women’s liberation conference — controversial inside and out, with its blatantly feminist cover boasting a “Women United” poster, and castigated by the likes of the Rev. Jerry Falwell (remember him?) because it encouraged women to explore their bodies (remember speculums?).

Read the full story: Book Nook: ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ + 40 by Peggy Brown