'Our Bodies, Ourselves' Still Revolutionary After 40 Years

July 21, 2024

USA TODAY September 26, 2011

Stephanie Gilmore, 41, got her first copy in high school in the mid-1980s. Now an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., she says the book, by working from the “premise that women are experts on their own bodies,” embraces the different experiences of women’s lives. “It made all of us feel like we were OK. So many people told women that they were bad simply for being a woman. OBOS said that we were, and are, acceptable, good and fabulous, no matter what.”

Read the full story: ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ Still Revolutionary After 40 Years by Anita Manning