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Gloria Steinem Says It’s ‘Ridiculous’ to Say That Someone Is ‘Pro-Abortion’
The feminist icon responded to criticisms from antichoice advocates ahead of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio’s centennial gala.
Lands’ End Drops Gloria Steinem From Catalog Due to Religious Pressure (UPDATED)
In a statement released yesterday, all-American retailer Lands’ End apologized for an interview with feminist icon and women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem featured in its spring catalog. The story was part of the “Legends” series on “individuals who have made a difference in both their respective industries and the world at large.” The decision comes after numerous customers voiced opposition to Steinem’s pro-choice advocacy and several religious schools said they would discontinue their partnerships with the company to supply school uniforms in protest. The Lands’ End in a statement said, in part: “We understand that some of our customers were offended by the inclusion of an interview in a recent catalog with Gloria Steinem on her quest for women’s equality. We thought it was a good idea and we heard from our customers that, for different reasons, it wasn’t. For that, we sincerely apologize. Our goal was to feature individuals with different interests and backgrounds that have made a difference for our new Legends Series, not to take any political or religious stance.” In the interview, Steinem sat down with Lands’ End CEO Federica Marchionni to discuss challenges women face in the workplace, the need to ratify the Equal Rights
Bernie Sanders: “I’m an Honorary Woman”
Who knew that a man can play the gender card? Last night Bernie Sanders told a town hall audience that he is an “honorary woman.” He was referring to a campaign event back in 1996, when he was running for Congress. Gloria Steinem was with Sanders in Burlington, Vt., to assist the then-congressman in his reelection bid and apparently bestowed this honor on him then. Thanks to Mother Jones, recently unearthed footage from the campaign event shows the exact moment Sanders became an “honorary woman” (Steinem enters around the 15:10 mark): Sanders expanded on the moment last night, noting that “Gloria is one of the leading feminists in America.” (Steinem, however, is campaigning for Hillary—and not always exactly helping.) So what does it mean to be an honorary woman? Perhaps Sanders is looking for some honorary votes. More from the 51 Million:
How Endorsements From Feminist Icons Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem Backfired for Hillary Clinton
If you’re Hillary Clinton and you’re campaigning to become the first-ever woman president of the United States, you can do far worse than rally strong, badass women like former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and feminist activist Gloria Steinem to your side. Over the weekend, however, statements from Albright and Steinem seemed to backfire. Some context: Hillary hasn’t been doing especially well with millennial voters—a fact that her too-close-for-comfort win in Iowa made painfully clear. Bernie Sanders won the support of 84 percent of Iowa Democrats under age 30, according to Washington Post entrance polls, whereas Clinton won only 14 percent. In the days following Iowa, some women leaped to Hillary’s defense—Pajiba features editor Courtney Enlow, for example, penned a widely shared rant about her frustration with what she perceives as a backlash against Hillary among liberal Democrats—and urged other women to follow suit. Enter: OG feminists Albright and Steinem. In an appearance in HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher, Steinem suggested that young women weren’t rallying to Clinton’s side because the Bernie Sanders camp had more young men attached to it. “Women are more for [Hillary Clinton] than men are,” she said, “Not to overgeneralize, but…men tend to get
Tell Me: How Happy Are You?
Research shows our 20s, 30s, and 40s are the toughest decades. I hope this issue (and some advice from Gloria Steinem) helps change that just a little. I’ve been thinking about happiness lately—and it was Gloria Steinem who started it all. A few weeks ago I hosted a little lunch for Steinem, one of the women I admire most and the author of the (awesome) new book My Life on the Road. Someone at the table asked her how she was doing. “It’s true what they say about the U of happiness,” says Steinem, tracing a U with her finger in the air. “You start out happy, when you’re a girl climbing trees. Then you hit these decades, your 20s and 30s and 40s”—her finger was at the bottom of the U now—”and finally, you go back up here, and are free again.” She was as happy at 81, she told us, as when she’d been a child. How wonderful! And yet you may be wondering: Do we really have to wait until the last decades of our lives to be our happiest? The “U-bend of happiness,” as it is known, turns out to be a well-documented phenomenon throughout most
How to Join Emma Watson’s Feminist Book Club (Plus Details on Her First Pick!)
Emma Watson attends the UK premiere of ‘Noah’ at Odeon Leicester Square on March 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images) After successfully crowdsourcing a name for her feminist book club over Twitter yesterday, actress and activist Emma Watson has officially launched “Our Shared Shelf”—and you can get in on the group-reading too! It’s official – ‘Our Shared Shelf’ is up and running. First book – My life on the road. https://t.co/nVWNPy21za— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) January 7, 2016 Watson’s feminist book club made its debut late last night on Goodreads.com and will focus on books themed in feminism, human-rights, sisterhood, solidarity, womanism, and women’s liberation. By way of introduction, Watson writes:As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on. There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I’ve been discovering so much that, at times, I’ve felt like my head was about to explode… I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I’m learning and hear your thoughts too. The plan is to select and read a book every
Gloria Steinem on Why You Should Be a Feminist
In honor of the 25th annual Women of the Year Awards, Glamour is taking a look back at some of the most memorable honorees. Watch as 2011 Lifetime Achievement Winner Gloria Steinem describes her early life, how she became involved in the women’s movement, and her hopes for young women of the future.
Gloria Steinem Wants You to Be a Feminist: 5 Inspiring Quotes From the Women’s Movement Leader
Journalist, author, and feminist leader Gloria Steinem was an honoree at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards in 2011. This year, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the annual awards, Steinem sat down with us to talk about her lifelong fight for equal rights—and reminded us all that the work is never really over. Here are our five favorite moments from our conversation with the women’s movement leader and feminist icon: On feminism: “If you are not a feminist, male or female, you are looking at the world with one eye open.” On life before the feminist movement: “I assumed that I would have to marry the man I wanted to become.” On what first drew her to the feminist movement: “I had this feeling of sudden unity. Something you think that has been only your experience, and maybe your fault, you suddenly realize is incredibly widespread.” On the opposition to feminism: “When we started to get serious opposition, I thought we were getting somewhere.” On the fight for equality today: “It’s not so good when we say to kids, You can be anything you want,’ because it’s not true. Much better to say, You should be able
Marisa Tomei Will Play Gloria Steinem in an HBO Miniseries
Currently in the works at HBO: a miniseries about the history of iconic women’s magazine Ms. and its founder, American feminist icon Gloria Steinmen. Up to play Steinem? None other than Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler, Crazy, Stupid, Love). According to a report in The Wrap, “The miniseries will examine the creation of Ms. magazine in 1971 through the eyes of both the women who founded and ran it and those whose lives it changed during the world-altering early days of the Women’s Movement.” Ms. originally appeared in the early 1970s as part of New York magazine—and was spun off into its own entity by cofounders Steinem and Letty Cottin Pogrebin. At the time, “I realized as a journalist that there really was nothing for women to read that was controlled by women, and this caused me along with a number of other women to start Ms. magazine,” Steinem once said in a documentary. The magazine’s own “about” page describes the climate into which it first launched:Ms. was a brazen act of independence in the 1970s. At the time, the fledgling feminist movement was either denigrated or dismissed in the mainstream media — if it was mentioned at
The Top 10 Pieces of Career Advice on YouTube (Take a Break From Cat Videos for Just 2 Secs)
We all love YouTube for a brain-break in the afternoon, but turns out, the site is just as awesome a resource for getting career advice as it is for gawking at cute, fluffy animals. There are videos with job tips from inspiring women like Valerie Jarrett and Sheryl Sandberg, and also from career coaches who can help you speak up in meetings or better handle feedback. Plus, you can watch them at your desk without having to pull up a fake Excel spreadsheet when your boss walks by. (Something you can’t say for cat videos!) Senior adviser to the President Valerie Jarrett (left) and Facebook COO and Lean In creator Sheryl Sandberg (right) OK, so are you ready? Here are a few of my favorite nuggets of career wisdom on YouTube that are so worth watching: Valerie Jarrett: Take Risks “This is a generalization, but I think that women are more risk-averse than they should be. It’s OK if everybody doesn’t like you. You want them to respect you.” Sheryl Sandberg: Don’t Rule Out a Lateral Move That Gives You Valuable Experience “When people are too focused on moving up, ahead of everything else, we miss opportunities.” IMF Chief Christine
Gloria Steinem’s Perspective on Aging Is the Best Antidote to Feeling Weird About Getting Older
In case you missed the op-ed in The New York Times Week in Review this weekend, feminist icon and trailblazer Gloria Steinem turns 80 on Tuesday. Per The New York Times, she’s going to spend her birthday in Botswana, riding elephants, which sounds like a pretty good plan to me. Certainly a much better plan than whining about your birthday two days in advance so some poor friend will take pity on you and plan an impromptu dinner where the conversation inevitably turns to the quest for finding The One. Or whatever. I spent my Sunday eyeing the Times op-ed suspiciously; I’m a huge admirer of Steinham’s work. I remember watching her onstage at the 2011 Glamour Women of the Year Awards to accept her Lifetime Achievement honor and tearing up, thinking, I cannot believe I’m actually getting to listen to Gloria Steinem. But between egg-freezing stories, an Oprah Prime special on aging, and the growing suspicion that 40 isn’t the new 30—it’s just 40, as you always suspected—I’m starting to catch the panic-inducing fever. Normally, this would be cause for a nice glass of malbec and a cold sweat about all the stuff I still need to get done
Inspiring Women from Gloria Steinem to Selena Gomez on the Power of Giving Back and Creating Change
Wonder Women like Gloria Steinem, Laura Bush and Selena Gomez share the secrets of their success, including the power of giving back.
Where Do Some of Today’s Most Inspiring Women Find Their Own Inspiration? Our Role Models Dish on Their Role Models!
These wonder women inspire us every day. But where do powerhouses like Jenna Lyons, Annie Leibovitz, Laura Bush and Lea Michele find inspiration? Watch as they reveal their own personal role models.
Really Successful Women Tell Us About Their Very First Job (AKA: The Moment They Knew What They Were Meant To Do)
In this episode, find out how wonder women like Jenna Lyons, Gloria Steinem, Jenna Bush and Annie Leibovitz knew what they were meant to do for the rest of their lives.