1970's :: Photo Gallery
1974. This is the rental house in Bondville, Vermont, where from 1974 to 1975, Phyllis Chesler completed Women, Money & Power, which she co-authored with Emily Jane Goodman.
November 1976. A benefit at Phyllis Chesler's home for the Israel Women's Party. Left to Right: Phyllis Chesler, former Knesset member Marcia Freedman and Brenda Feigen Fustea.
1978. Aviva Cantor Zuckoff, Erica Jong, Pat Meehan and the newborn mother, at the January 1978 Blessing Ceremony for Phyllis' newborn son, Ariel
1974. Phyllis Chesler converted this shed, an old garage on the property of her East Hampton pre-revolutionary cottage, into a writing studio. In 1977, when Phyllis was writing About Men, some men who lived in the home as boys came by and told Phyllis they used to slice up pigs in the building. Phyllis replied, "I'm doing the same thing."
1978. Erica Jong, a beaming Phyllis Chesler, and EM Broner at the January 1978 Blessing Ceremony, which EM Broner organized.
1979. In 1979, the Upper West Side Bloomsday Book Shop held a reading of the entire book With Child, edited by Arnold Dolin. Some of those in attendance, shown here, included Barbara Chasen, Nena O'Neill, Judy Kuppersmith, Z Budapest, Ruby Rohrlich, Barbara Joans and Lily Rivlin.
1978. Georgine Corra, Janet McCloud, Gloria Steinem, Phyllis' Aunt Tilly Prussman, Sarah Chesler, Selma Shapiro and Suzy Bolotin at the January 1978 Blessing Ceremony.
1971. Gloria Steinem and Phyllis Chesler pose for the book Wonder Woman, for which Gloria wrote the introduction and Phyllis wrote The Amazon Legacy: An Interpretive Essay. While these photos were never used, Phyllis did use the fake bullet belt clip, wearing it when she left Israel in 1973.
1972. Phyllis Chesler with her student George Sedaris and his wife, at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, in 1972.
1979. Enrico Adelman, proprietor of Bloomsday Book Shop, with Phyllis Chesler, as actors enter the room for a reading of With Child.
1972. Phyllis Chesler at Barbara Chasen's home in the Berkshires, 1972. Barbara, Phyllis and Marge Piercy were all in the same Consciousness Raising group.
Phyllis Chesler with Kate Stimpson's mother, who Stimpson kindly sent to offer some personal hospitality, in Seattle, Washington, 1972/1973.
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--Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Author of Infidel and Nomad
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