Gloria Steinem

“We’ve demonstrated that women can do what men do, but not yet that men can do what women do. That’s why most women have two jobs—one inside the home and one outside it—which is impossible. The truth is that women can’t be equal outside the home until men are equal in it”

  1. Born in Ohio
  2. Took care of her mentally ill mother growing up
  3. Studied Government in the 1950s, though marriage was the norm
  4. Started as a freelance journalist
  5. Went undercover as a bunny waitress to write an article exposing Playboy Club
  6. Received a scholarship to India; published As if Women Matter
  7. Co-founded New York magazine (http://nymag.com)
  8. Started Ms. magazine to discuss women’s issues; it was the first publication toto feature domestic violence in 1976 on its cover
  9. Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem was concerned too mild and a retreat from her usual political activism. She considers the work to be “most political thing I’ve written. I was saying that many institutions are designed to undermine our self-authority in order to get us to obey their authority,” she told Interview magazine.
  10. Recognized as a bold leader of Feminism in the 1960s & 1970s

Further Reading

Books by Gloria Steinem:

Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions
Moving Beyond Words
Marilyn: Norma Jean
The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History

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