Polemicist, poet, feminist. Writer of the "Subject to Debate" column for The Nation. Author of books including Learning to Drive, The Mind-Body Problem, Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time, and a new book due out in 2015. Tweets at @kathapollitt.
On NPR for Women's History Month
NPR's "Tell Me More" digs into inspiring, bold and sometimes disturbing stories of notable women—from Cleopatra to Coco Channel. Host Michel Martin talks with two essayists about why it's important to tell women's stories, and how that storytelling has evolved.