Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

Feminist, journalist, social political activist

• Born March 25, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio

• Often referred to as the "Mother of Feminism", leading the women's liberation movements throughout the '60s and '70s -- and continues to do so today

• Co-founder of several female groups that changed the face of feminism including Women's Action Alliance, National Women's Political Caucus, Women's Media Center, as well as co-founding the feminist themed Ms. Magazine

• Was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993

• Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013

• Travels internationally as an organizer and lecturer and is a media spokeswoman on issues of equality


"I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing."‬

"Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie."‬

‪"Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it."‬

"No one can give us power. If we aren't part of the process of taking it, we won't be strong enough to use it."

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