At this point it's a bit outdated, but it's odd how many things haven't changed at all since the 80s. The very existence of the book speaks volumes about and could be great to teach about the right-wing backlash on one hand and the feminist "sex wars" on the other hand, both of which were in full swing in when this book was published. I don't mind her opinions. Beyond the Playboy and free love images of the sexual revolution, women redefined both the practice and mea I am so glad I finally read this classic. It takes it out of the realm of sociology and into a kind of opinion piece. It's quick, easy, and satisfying so if you have been procrastinating just go ahead and pick it up. Jul 13, Emily rated it liked it This book had a lot of interesting things to say. I want to hear all the facts about something and make a decision of my own about it. Favorite tidbit of trivia from the book: But when that point of view is so strong that every word is drenched in it, I have to question her objectiveity especially when it's something that clearly affects her so strongly. The first couple I read were great, but I've now read a few This book had a lot of interesting things to say. It's interesting to see the evolution of certain ideas and beliefs, many of which still very much affect us today. It makes me wonder if she's really including all of the evidence she can, or if she's just including things that showcase her point. Ehrenreich, Hess, and Jacobs--writing amid s antifeminist backlash and sexual conservatism--argue forcefully that women were both the agents and beneficiaries of the most truly revolutionary aspects of the sexual revolution of the s and s.