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For Gloria Steinem, Adventure Lies ‘Just Beyond an Open Door’

My Life on the Road is part autobiography, part political treatise, and part impressionist account of the amazing people and places Gloria Steinem has encountered during the four-plus decades she’s been an itinerant feminist agitator.

My Life on the Road is part autobiography, part political treatise, and part impressionist account of the amazing people and places Gloria Steinem has encountered during the four-plus decades she’s been an itinerant feminist agitator.

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Black Women: Always at the Forefront of Change

It is not enough for Black women to use our votes to elect people who promise to include our issues in their platforms. In the future, ​as leaders in reproductive health-care policy debates,​ we will hold them accountable for their actions.

It is not enough for Black women to use our votes to elect people who promise to include our issues in their platforms. In the future, ​as leaders in reproductive health-care policy debates,​ we will hold them accountable for their actions.

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‘If We Each Have a Torch, There’s a Lot More Light’: Gloria Steinem Accepts the Presidential Medal of Freedom

(From left) Ms. Magazine and Women's Media Center co-founder Gloria Steinem, National Press Club President Angela Greiling Keane, and Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal at the National Press Club lunch.

“I’d be crazy if I didn’t understand that this is a medal for the entire women’s movement,” Steinem told a gathering at the National Press Club Monday.

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MAKERS: A Good Women’s History Lesson, But Misses Younger Feminists

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MAKERS was a good overview documentary, and I’m glad it exists. Unfortunately, it ended with a thud by ignoring many of the vibrant, young feminists working today.

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New Study: “A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything”

A lot has changed since John F. Kennedy put Eleanor Roosevelt at the
head of the very first Commission on the Status of Women. According to
Anthropologist Margaret Mead, who co-edited the final report of that
organization, "the climate of opinion is turning against the idea that
homemaking is the only form of feminine achievement."

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Better Fathers: Courtesy of the Sexual Revolution

So much for the break-up of the family caused by women’s emerging roles. Turns out women’s liberation has had a transformational and positive impact on men’s lives. Makes for a Happy Father’s Day indeed!

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