Shulman`s activism included participation in a series of speeches and public lectures on feminist themes such as beauty norms, rape, violence against women, reproductive choice, marriage, and motherhood.   The purpose of the speak-out was to launch a public dialogue on experiences that were then widely considered taboo subjects of discourse. In the film Speak Out: I Had an abortion, Shulman and other subjects attest that they have had multiple abortions. Shulman said that „one was not the result of inattention,” but that everyone was due to the failure of the birth control devices she was using.  Three years later, after several children`s books, Shulman published his first adult novel, the Bestseller Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (Knopf, 1972), which studies the contradictions and pressure on a young woman of the 1940s, 50s and 60s through Sasha Davis` childhood story about marriage and motherhood. Almost without interruption in printing, it was reissued in 1997 in a 25th anniversary edition of Penguin, a 35-year edition „Feminist Classics” in 2007 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and in 2012 as an Open Road e-book. As parents, we believe that we must share all the responsibilities in caring for our children and our home, not only work, but also responsibility. At least in the first year of this agreement, the sharing of responsibilities implies the sharing of jobs and the sharing of time. In principle, jobs should be distributed equitably, 50-50, but agreements can be reached by mutual agreement. The timetable may be flexible, but changes must be formally agreed. As children grew up, our domestic order seemed increasingly unfair. Why would a couple`s decision to start a family mean that they have to completely change their lives when they missed their children? When I finally started to see my situation through the new perspective of women`s liberation, I realized that the only way to survive as a family was to throw away the traditional gender roles we had lived by and redefine our background roles in com.
Wanting to become as egalitarian and independent as we were at our first marriage, we decided to make an agreement in which we could define our roles in our own way. Her second novel, Burning Questions (Knopf, 1978), took the rise of the women`s liberation movement and placed it in a historical context. Her third novel, On the Stroll (Knopf, 1981), takes up themes of homelessness and abuse through the story of a shopping dog and a juvenile runaway exploited by a pimp over the course of a summer. Her fourth novel, In Every Woman`s Life. (Knopf, 1987), explores marriage, children and single in a contemporary comedy of manners. She then turned to memoirs in her next three books: Drinking the Rain (FSG, 1995), about her experience of living alone on an island without electricity, road or telephone, while undergoing a change in the middle of life; A Good Enough Daughter (Random House[ Schocken], 1997), about her life as a daughter of loving parents she saw to death; and To Love What Is (FSG, 2008), a report on her husband`s care after a 2004 accident that seriously injured his brain. A Marriage Disagreement, or Marriage by Other Means (1998) Simply verbally agreeing to share domestic duties, despite our best intentions, did not work….