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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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