Hi Girls – the other day I posted a cool quote I found by Gloria Steinem. When I talked to the other GirlMoguls about though, they had no idea who she was – can you believe it! So I thought I would give you all a quick little bio on Gloria Steinem – feminist rabble rouser.
Gloria Steinem is a leader in the feminist movement, in addition to being an activist, journalist, writer, and icon. She was born in 1934 in Toledo, Ohio. She graduated high school and went on to attend Smith College. Afterward, Steinem worked as a freelance writer for various publications. In the 1960s, Steinem became one of the founders of the ever-popular New York Magazine. In the magazine, the she wrote a highly controversial article where she went undercover into the Playboy mansion and then reported on the unfair and cruel treatment towards women. This article and the magazine put Steinem on the map.
Steinem went on to start Ms. Magazine, the culmination of women’s interest reading. She became politically active and has been involved in every political election since 1968. In 1971, Gloria Steinem along with other feminist leaders founded the National Women’s Political Caucus, a major source for the voice of female concerns in the government. At the caucus, she made the “Address to the Women of America,” a speech which is now seen as one of the most poignant and great speeches of the last century.
Gloria Steinem is seen as one the faces of the feminist cause, and a true icon. She continues that work today.