Naomi Wolf is at the forefront of contemporary feminist thought. Through her groundbreaking books she has given voice to women of all ages, helping reveal the social myths that conspire to keep women struggling against inequality.
A heartbreaking, eye-opening book . . . Outrages is revelatory in the way it brings together sometimes unbearably painful personal narratives with political and literary history . . . [a] remarkable book * Harper's Bazaar * This ambitious literary, biographical, and historical treatise from Wolf examines both nineteenth-century Britain's persecution of gay men and the work and life of the relatively obscure gay writer John Addington Symonds . . . A fascinating look at this period and these writers -- Publishers Weekly An absorbing and thoughtfully researched must-read for anyone interested in the history of censorship and issues relating to gay male sexuality * Kirkus * A remarkable and moving work of creative scholarship -- Larry Kramer, author of Faggots and The Normal Heart Outrages reveals a powerful history of how science, law and culture intersected to suppress and silence sexual expression -- Shahid Buttar, Marriage Equality Advocate With precision and sensitivity, Naomi Wolf traces how the state came to police the private sphere; she brings into the light the lives of those whose resistance to this brutality was a beacon for the future. Outrages is a remarkable, revelatory book -- Erica Wagner An important look at how the Obscene Publications Act helped usher in the state's purported need and right to police speech * Stylist *