This book makes available the significant historical feminist perspectives of Wilma Scott Heide, the third President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and one of the leaders of the women's movement during the 1960s and 1970s. In her unique and engaging fashion, Heide brought forth a sharp witted analysis of United States health care, social issues, global politics and war, higher education, economics, communication, and roles of women and men - an analysis that is still pertinent half of a decade later. The book contains a foreword by sociologist and feminist scholar Jessie Bernard, In the Preface, Wilma summarized her message to the reader: "For the reader, I have, hopefully, conveyed some sense of what feminism portends, combined scholarship with my visions, shared some breadth and depth of feminist potential, and tried to write with whatever clarity possible when prophecy is nearly denuded by the dailiness of the status quo. My advocacy of change is not the closet variety. Passion is closeted, in this case, at a peril to justice."