Gloria Steinem

(1934 / Toledo, Ohio)

Gloria Steinem Quotes

  • ''I remember her on the screen, huge as a colossus doll, mincing and whispering and simply hoping her way into total vulnerability.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, writer, editor. repr. In Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983). "Marilyn Monroe: The Woman who Died Too Soon," Ms. (New York, Aug. 1972).
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  • ''A different world can be created or re-created—but not until we stop enshrining the economic values of invisible labor, infinite and obsessive growth, and a slow environmental suicide.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 5 (1994).
  • ''... if young women have a problem, it's only that they think there's no problem.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 6 (1994).
  • ''Only when women rebel against patriarchal standards does female muscle become more accepted.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 2 (1994).
  • ''... prejudice marks a mental land mine.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 2 (1994).
  • ''... patriarchy creates megapatterns that affect us all—even as we forge different individual choices within them—just as do the megapatterns of nationalism or racism.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 6 (1994).
  • ''... anything a powerful group has is perceived as good, no matter what it is, and anything a less powerful group has is not so good, no matter how intrinsically great it might be.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 1 (1994).
  • ''A movement is only composed of people moving. To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 6 (1994). On the satisfactions of social activism. Steinem was an early, prominent feminist beginning in the late 1960s and a cofounder of the first widely-distributed, "slick" feminist magazine, Ms. (1973-).
  • ''Oppression has no logic—just a self-fulfilling prophecy, justified by a self-perpetuating system.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 2 (1994).
  • ''Work is valued by the social value of the worker.''
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 5 (1994).

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