Linda Hirshman

Linda R.Hirshman retired as the Allen/Berenson Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University in 2002.

She is the author of “Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World,” (Viking, 2006, Penguin 2007). Since the publication of “Get to Work,” she has become a regular commentator on issues of politics, philosophy and the role of women in government and society. Her work has appeared, most recently, in the New York Times Magazine (“Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Female Voter,” 2/3/2008) and The Washington Post (“Looking to the Future: Feminism Has to Focus, 6/6/2008). She is a regular contributor to the online magazine, Slate, and to the Huffington Post. She is at work now on a book, “The Perverse Year of the Woman” on the effect of the gender divide on American politics, particularly the forthcoming election.


All Work

Chapter Four: Old Spice

Linda Hirshman

Red State is Linda Hirshman's fictional account of an imagined, terrifying but not unthinkable America if Roe v. Wade is overturned. In Chapter Four, Lucy, our heroine may finally be on the road to safety.

Chapter Two: Dream

Linda Hirshman

Chapter Two of Linda Hirshman's serialized novel online, Red State. Lucy, our heroine, has been hiding in a gem safe at her brother's house. But her sister-in-law is terrified of a visit from the "young, clean shaven men in dark suits" who patrol "in a time after Roe."

Red State, Chapter One: Safe

Linda Hirshman

Starting today with Lucy hiding in the claustrophobic confines of her brother's gem safe, and continuing every Tuesday and Friday until the heroine meets her fate, an installment of this story by Linda Hirshman will be published of this imagined, terrifying, but not unthinkable America in the time after Roe v. Wade.

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