Gloria Steinem

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Gloria Steinem
Gloria Marie Steinem
BirthplaceToledo, Ohio, USA
Writer and journalist for Ms. and New York magazines
EducationWaite High School

Steinem, Gloria

(stīn`əm), 1934–, American journalist and feminist, b. Toledo, Ohio, grad. Smith College (B.A., 1956). Steinem gained prominence as a spokeswoman for women's rights in articles, lectures, and television appearances. She helped found the National Women's Political Caucus (1971), the Women's Action Alliance (1971), and the Coalition of Labor Union Women (1974). She was also the founding editor (1972) of Ms., a feminist magazine, remaining actively involved until its 1987 sale; she later was a consulting editor. Her books include Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983), a biography of Marilyn MonroeMonroe, Marilyn,
1926–62, American movie actress, b. Los Angeles as Norma Jean Baker or Norma Jeane Mortenson. Raised in orphanages after 1935 and first married at 14, Monroe, who began her career as a pin-up model, became a world-famous sex symbol and, after her death, a
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 (1986), Revolution from Within (1992), the essay collection Moving beyond Words (1993), and a memoir of her experiences as a "traveling feminist," My Life on the Road (2015).


See biographies by S. Henry and E. Taitz (1987), C. G. Heilbrun (1995), and S. L. Stern (1997).

Steinem, Gloria

(1934–  ) writer, feminist, social reformer; born in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from Smith College (1956), she went to India on a scholarship and stayed on to write newspaper articles and a guidebook. Determined to be a journalist, she returned to the U.S.A. and worked (1958–60) for the Independent Research Service (later revealed as secretly subsidized by the CIA). She went to New York City and began as a free-lancer, first attracting attention with her article, "I Was a Playboy Bunny," an exposé based on her own undercover work in a New York City Playboy Club. She was soon publishing her articles and becoming something of a celebrity, often seen with celebrity males; she also began to write some television comedy material. In 1968 she was invited to write a column, "The City Politic," for a new magazine, New York, thus beginning her career as a serious social commentator. She also became affiliated with a radical women's group, the Redstockings, and published her first overtly feminist piece, "After Black Power, Women's Liberation" (1968). In 1971 she joined other prominent feminists in forming the National Women's Political Caucus and took the lead in launching Ms. magazine (an insert in New York in December 1971, first independent issue in January 1972). About this time she began to come under fire from some feminists, in part because of her work with the Independent Research Service, in part because some questioned whether anyone so glamorous could be a serious feminist. But she continued on her own way, speaking out, lecturing widely, organizing various women's functions, and editing Ms. until 1987. In 1986 she published Marilyn, a biographical study of Marilyn Monroe's life from a feminist perspective. In 1992 she became controversial once again when she published Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, which seemed to some feminists to be a retreat from social action.
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It comes as no surprise that her portraits of Lauren Bacall, Jane Goodall, Coretta Scott King, and Gloria Steinem reveal the radiance and power of women long bathed in the public eye.
From that time on, for the weeks and months leading up to this year's Masters tournament, the most recognizable face on the feminist frontline wasn't Gloria Steinem or Naomi Wolf or Alice Walker.
Sure, they get a big kick out of seeing Woody Harrelson, John McEnroe, or Gloria Steinem walk in the door, but the real turn-on is when one of their non-vegetarian customers comes back again and again because they love the food and feel at home.
With apologies to Gloria Steinem, however, women's influx into the wage labor force has less to do with feminist-inspired flight from the boredom of housework than a decline in real wages and the resulting need for women to contribute more extensively to household income.
The attacks I have received are from black divas, who are not the rank-and-file black feminists of black women writers--and who are sponsored by Gloria Steinem, people like that.
founder and current consulting editor Gloria Steinem.
Gorman's comments on my letter about the use of Ms, I would like to mention that this rather militant expression came about with the Women's Lib movement about 30 years ago, headed by ardent feminists Germaine Greer and Gloria Steinem.
5, Gloria Steinem announced to an audience of more than 3,000 attendees at the ninth annual Star Breakfast of the New York Women's Agenda (NYWA), that Professional Women in Construction (PWC) has received one of the first nine Elly Grants ever awarded.
Gloria Steinem has called research on male/female differences "anti-American.
There will be readings by Farai Chideya and Gloria Steinem, among others, on money and the revolution.
The film, which took the filmmakers to New York, London and Puerto Rico, includes interviews with feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem, Carl Djerassi, regarded as one of the scientific fathers of the pill, and Barbara Seaman, who first broke the story about the pill's side effects.