Gloria Steinem
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"Gloria Marie Steinem" is an American Feminism/feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and spokeswoman for, the Second-wave feminism/feminist movement in the late 1960s and 1970s.

She was a columnist for New York (magazine)/New York magazine and a founder of Ms. (magazine)/Ms. magazine. In 1969, she published an article, "After Black Power, Women's Liberation", which brought her to national fame as a feminist leader.

In 2005, Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan co-founded the Women's Media Center, an organization that works "to make women visible and powerful in the media."

Steinem currently travels internationally as an organizer and lecturer and is a media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is also working on a book about her work as a feminist organizer.

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Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious.

Evil is obvious only in retrospect.

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.

Each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms.

I can't mate in captivity.

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.

The moment we find the reason behind an emotion...the wall we have built is breached, and the positive memories it has kept from us return too. That's why it pays to ask those painful questions. The answers can set you free.

Self-esteem isn't everything; it's just that there's nothing without it.

If men menstruated, they would brag about how much and for how long.

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.

In depression you care about nothing. In sadness you care about everything.

Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.

Being able to support oneself allows one to choose a marriage out of love and not just economic dependence. It also allows one to risk that marriage.

A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.

The surest way to be alone is to get married.

Law and justice are not always the same.

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.