How To Revive a Revolution

From two vantages comes a shared view about bucking the backlash

The crowd at Cody's Books in Berkeley came to see Gloria Steinem. But when the owner announced that surprise guest Susan Faludi was there to introduce her, the audience cheered for a hometown hero. After the speeches, both authors sat down with TIME, and they continued their joint interview last week in New York City.

Q. In dealing with the backlash against feminism, is it best to fight it head on or to repackage the feminist message, perhaps talking about "family" instead of "women's" issues?

Steinem: That's a mistake. It renders women invisible. This is a revolution, not a public relations...