Gloria Steinem

(1934 / Toledo, Ohio)

Gloria Steinem
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Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s. A prominent writer and political figure, Steinem has founded many organizations and projects and has been the recipient of many awards and honors. She was a columnist for New York magazine and co-founded Ms. magazine. In 1969, she published an article, "After Black Power, Women's Liberation" which, along with her early support of abortion rights, catapulted her to national fame as a feminist leader. In 2005, Steinem worked alongside ... more »

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  • ''... the art of politics is to be ahead of your time—about six months will do it. Any more than that, and people forget you were there.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 41 (October 1972). Steinem was thinking of Senator (and...
  • ''I will no longer be referred to as "Miss" Steinem of Ms. magazine.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, editor, and co-founder of Ms. magazine. As quoted in Newsweek, p. 13 (June 30, 1986). On the deci...
  • ''It was the first female-style revolution: no violence and we all went shopping.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. As quoted in Newsweek, p. 19 (December 18, 1989). On the dismantling of the Berlin Wa...
  • ''Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what "need" is.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. author, editor, and feminist. From "Why Women Work," published in Ms. magazine in March 1979. As quoted in The Decade o...
  • ''The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day ... a movement is only people moving.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. As quoted in Time, p. 57 (March 9, 1992).
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