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Revolucija iznutra : knjiga o samopoštovanju

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Knjiga o samopoštovanju ambiciozno je djelo koje na izniman način pridonosi univerzalnoj temi o interakciji između pojedinca i društva, a ujedno je i najpoznatija i najprevođenija knjiga Glorije Steinem. Koristeći se primjerima iz vlastita i tuđih života muških kao i ženskih, svih rasa, klasa, godina, mogućnosti i seksualnih sklonosti - autorica pokušava nanovo uspostaviti ...more
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Published 2002 by Ženska infoteka (first published 1991)
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I can't believe I waited until I was 34 to read this book. If someone had handed this to me when I was 21 or so it would have saved me so much pain from making idiotic choices because I didn't know better, or have an example as to how to navigate a world that I wasn't emotionally equipped to handle. I wouldn't have married an abuser. I wouldn't have looked for my "missing half" in another person, I would have learned it was already there, in myself.

I skipped over this book dozens of times when I
I have always enjoyed Gloria Steinem's books. In this book she defines Self-Esteem as: "Favorable appreciation or opinion of oneself". I remember reading this book years ago and truly realizing that we accompany ourselves where ever we go - we cannot get away from ourselves - so we might as well become our own best friend. We have the power to change some things about ourselves that we do not like and learn to accept those things that cannot be changed.

She also writes: "The art of life is not c
Jackie Medecki
This book made me a feminist and started me down the path to self discovery.
This book sat on my currently-reading list for what seems like forever. It took me a long time to finish the text, not because it isn't interesting, but rather because it is. I took a lot of time savoring Steinem's words and doing a lot of highlighting and mental note-taking. (Actually, I should have taken more written notes; they serve me a lot better). I have always admired Steinem as a straightforward, pull-no-punches feminist. (I have a picture of her in my office with the quote, "When viole ...more
First of all, who can can think of feminism in the U.S., nay, the world, without thinking simulatenously of Gloria Steinem? And as forward thinking as I consider myself, feminism feels like a turnoff. Only after watching a Steinem documetnary on HBO did I become interested in Steinmen. And this woman is the real thing. In Self Esteem, Steinem is mind-blowingly intelligent. As a woman, a parent, a child, and a human thinker, this book speaks to me. She integrates many disciplines-sociology, psych ...more
i won the hardcover version of this book in a feminist essay contest as a freshman (or first-year, i should say... i think it was my first year, maybe second...) in high school. as a result i sat on a panel with other winners of the contest. being a panel there were people in the audience. the male participants dominated the conversation. i'm not sure i said anything. same thing when i was on the academically speaking team in middle school -- man, i didn't want to press that buzzer. later in hig ...more
Part memoir, part cultural critique, part self-help book, Gloria Steinem's Revolution from Within remains extremely innovative in its premise of connecting the concept to individual self-esteem to the larger context of social justice. Despite being written nearly 20 years ago, the book's message remains profoundly relevant: the political is personal. From education, to science, to romance Steinem deftly demonstrates the ways in which we can lose our self, because of the messages we absorb from t ...more
Nielmarie Rose
Haven't heard of Gloria Steinem until I got myself a copy of this book. I have read more than a dozen self-help books and most of them say one thing - if you want to be succesful, you have to start from within. Then I ask, what within? Steinem answered that. It's self esteem. Steinem, and the experiences of people she used in this book made me revisit the monsters of my past and face them, head on. I may not be a totally changed person after reading this, but it sure awakened something in me.
One of the handful of books i've read and re-read. Gloria Steinem=hero, I hope you know that. Only read it if you're ready for something real and enduring, something that will still be relevant 200 years from now because ALL power comes from within, people.
Sarah Mansour
Too bad you cannot rate in halves because I'd a rather give this book a 2.5 than a 3.
The only reason I'd rate it that low is because I had an extreme love-hate relationship with the book. It's incredibly well written and very interesting to follow, but most of the content are not for everybody. I started reading it since I am a fan of Gloria and didn't mind it is a "self-help" book.
She did a great job in addressing it to both men and women, it's about understanding one self and getting in terms
Katrina Sark
One of the best non-fiction books I have ever read!

It provides so much well-researched insight into human nature, psychology, gender and race inequalities, behavioural patterns, and self-esteem with so much empathy and kindness, you will want to live in this book.

Gloria Steinem managed to find the most comforting writing voice to deliver crucial messages about our many personal and cultural insecurities and weaknesses. Unlike many male authors, her authorial voice is devoid of an overpowering
i have a lot of respect for first wave feminists, and this is my favorite of the first wave books.

i like 'revolution from within' because steinem focuses on sharing her personal experiences as a woman trying to enter the workforce in the 1960s -- and doesn't get too into preaching at her reader. some of the stories she recounts are really shocking-- i.e., blatant sexual innuendo from bosses -- an expectation of "cashing in" to "move up." it's feels the worst possible episode of 'mad men' you ca
Tracy Speed
A fantastic read. One of the best non-fiction books I've read in years.
I can't believe that I forgot to add this book to my list. I first read this book in the shabby, confining walls of my freshman dorm room. Her writing opened up a world of thought for me and I have subsequently never turned back from this perspective. Meeting the author was in 2005 was truly an amazing experience. It is simply tragic that her greatness and relevance as a historical figure are so deeply unappreciated by mainstream non-feminist society.
Read this book thrice.

After the first time I read it, I started thinking about religion and also roles I was expected to play in society. Why am I expected to marry? Why am I not good enough? Why are there no female Popes?

I've also read the Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling and it made more sense after reading this book.

I would recommend this book to men and women.
OH OLYMPIA! i read this when i had first moved there. i was living in a room painted purple in the attic of a vegan house. it was so cold and really damp. really gloria was like some aunt i never ever had. what i also never had was self-esteem. a soft easing into the personal-is-political, and my own quest to know myself and begining standing upright in the world.
Susan Clark-cook
I grew up with Ms Steinem being a model for any young woman who was interested in being liberated and feminist. This book looks at and talks about the difficulties many , if not most, women have with the basic idea of liking themselves, and being good enough just as they are. She uses herself as a guide, and writes in a personable and engaging way.
I read this a long time ago and its exact contents are hazy in my mind. However, I do remember having a sense of being nurtured by her. There was no proselytizing or sense of superiority that some authors writing in this genre seem to possess. What really came across was her great compassion towards women and their personal struggles.
John Bails
Plan to read again. I read the paperback with her epilogue. It is falling apart so I need a new copy. I would like a hardback with the epilogue but maybe I will have to get another paperback with the update and buy the hardcopy without. I think this book would be a beneficial read for every elemetary teacher.
A wonderful book of self-esteem - should be required reading for all high school girls! Love Steinem! I would have burned my bra for her, but at the time I was too young and wasn't wearing one! But in all seriousness, a really, well-written book by an amazing lady.
I am already trying to turn around the way I look at the world. This book is helping. My favorite bit so far: The job of parents is to turn out kids with enough confidence to make their OWN way in the world. The job of governments is to do the same for countries
Ann Ramsey
Not a self help book! Wonderfully written about the evolution of women's roles. Explained a lot of progress that as someone born in the Sixties, have taken for granted. Recommend you "read" this one as well on, as Steinem reads it.
Very informative, educational and accurate. I appreciate the amount of research and facts put into the book and I feel thoroughly rife with motivation and a new appreciation for my life and my true self.
What a great book.Gloria talks about everything from her childhood to social justice issues. The beginning portions of the book are very relate-able. This is something that people should definitely pick up.
Katya Wesely
Gloria Steinem offers a lot of knowledge regarding the core issues of self-authority and influenced me to think critically about self-esteem. The book was important for me to read at age 22 because it confirmed many of my thoughts and experiences; it gave me agency, reassuring that I am not suffering alone.

I enjoyed the book, but the accounts Steinem shares and the works she choose to reference within her work reflects her great privilege. She draws examples from white and middle class individu
The most helpful book I've ever read. Took me over month because it was full of information I needed and needed to process. Opened my eyes in a big way.
Loved this, even its occasional tendency to meander. Like a good, long Ms. magazine piece. Full of interesting tidbits and revelations.
this book literally changed my life, I have read it several times and dipped in many times. Can't recommend it highly enough.
This book is beautiful, and it's for everyone. Gloria Steinem's writing is incredibly poetic.
Jan 21, 2010 Alisa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: humanists.
Read it when it first came out and it remains a classic in my heart.
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Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s. A prominent writer and key counterculture era political figure, Steinem has founded many organizations and projects and has been the recipient of man ...more
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“It still would be years before I understood the seriousness of my change of view. Much later, I recognized it in "Revolution," the essay of Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski, who describes the moment when a man on the edge of a crowd looks back defiantly at a policeman — and when that policeman senses a sudden refusal to accept his defining gaze — as the imperceptible moment in which rebellion is born. "All books about all revolutions begin with a chapter that describes the decay of tottering authority or the misery and sufferings of the people," Kapuscinski writes. "They should begin with a psychological chapter — one that shows how a harassed, terrified man suddenly breaks his terror, stops being afraid. This unusual process — sometimes accomplished in an instant, like a shock — demands to be illustrated. Man gets rid of fear and feel free. Without that, there would be no revolution.” 23 likes
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