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Women’s History Month: Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social activist who eventually became nationally recognized in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement. As a columnist for New York Magazine and co-founder of Ms. Magazine Steinem published an article titled “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” which ultimately led to her fame and success as a feminist leader.

The year following the publication of her article Steinem testified in front of the senate judiciary committee and campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment. That same year she published her essay on gender equality in Time magazine, “What it Would be Like if Women Win.”

In 2005, Steinem co-founded the Women’s Media Center along with Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan. The Women’s Media Center was an organization that works to help make women visible and powerful in the media. Steinem now travels internationally as a lecturer and organizer and a media spokeswoman on issues of equality for everyone.

 

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