The Radical 1970s Book That Taught Women Not To Be Ashamed Of Their Bodies Is Being Retired
April 5, 2018 • Quartzy • By Thu-Huong Ha
A book that helped a generation of women take the shame out of understanding their bodies, is quietly slipping away.
The parent nonprofit behind Our Bodies Ourselves, first published in 1970 by a group of Boston-based women, announced Monday (April 4) it will no longer produce updated versions of the book after its 2011 edition. The organization, which goes by the same name, will switch to a volunteer staff and focus on advocacy for women’s health.
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