Susan Griffin

“Before the women’s movement, you would probably have to tell a lie every five minutes. ‘Oh I’m so happy that I’m just serving you.‘ Constantly telling lies in one way or another, it undermines a life and a soul. Was the civil rights movement worth it? Is liberation valuable? Yes, it’s worth everything you have to pay.”

  Photo by Lynda Koolish

Photo by Lynda Koolish

Susan Griffin is the author of several leading-edge feminist theories, regarding rape, pornography, the body, economic inequality, democracy, and warfare. Among over 20 books, her ground-breaking work, Woman and Nature, inspired the eco-feminist movement. Her book on the connection between nuclear weapons, gender and the private life, A Chorus of Stones, the Private Life of War, was a New York Times Notable Book, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Award, and received the Northern California Book Award. Named by Utne Reader as one of a hundred visionaries for the new millennium, Susan has been awarded an NEA Grant, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Her play Voices won an Emmy award. Her work has been translated into 17 languages. She teaches at the University of California, CIIS, Stanford, Pacifica Graduate Institute and privately.