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Happy 80th Birthday, Gloria Steinem!

Today is a very special day in feminist history: it's the 80th birthday of icon Gloria Steinem. Some may know her as co-founder of Ms. magazine. Some may know her for her undercover exposé as a bunny at the Playboy Club. Some may know her as an activist for the ERA, equal pay…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2014

Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey Receive The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today from President Barack Obama at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Ironically, Steinem was the first-ever woman to speak at the Club in 1971 and, at the time, was given the traditional gift of a men's tie. [M…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2013

Gloria Steinem: Lay Off Miley Cyrus

Here's the (predictably) smart thing iconic feminist Gloria Steinem had to say about Miley Cyrus: " I wish we didn't have to be nude to be noticed. But given the game as it exists, women make decisions. For instance, the Miss America contest is in all of its states, forms … the single greatest…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2013

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Says “Lovelace” Is Not So Realistic

“In real life, [Linda Lovelance's experience in porn] was much more violent. I don’t think people could have watched. For instance, there’s a gang-rape scene, in which [Lovelace’s husband] Chuck Traynor takes her into a room and she’s gang-raped. It’s portrayed as if this happened to her later. That was the first thing that happened…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2013

15 Things To Know About Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem

Happy 79th birthday, Gloria Steinem! Journalist, feminist icon, and one of the founding members of Ms. magazine, Steinem is the woman I wanted to be when I was 17 ... and, who am I kidding, who I still want to be today. If you're not familiar with Gloria Steinem's place in Second Wave feminism —…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2013

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Gloria Steinem, On Her Birthday

Gloria Steinem is a feminist hero. She's also a smokin' hot babe with great style. Since today is her 79th birthday, we thought we'd celebrate not only her contributions to the feminist movement, but also her enduring look -- her signature oversized glasses, short skirts and center-parted hair. We've attempted to help you get her…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 25, 2013

Take A Tour Of Gloria Steinem’s Fabulous NYC Apartment

As Gloria Steinem walks Oprah through the beautiful and elaborately decorated NYC apartment she's lived in since 1966, it's hard to imagine that until recently, she treated it as a temporary home. "For years and years and years I lived out of cardboard boxes," says Steinem. "I was brought up to think you didn't make…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 2, 2012

“The Dark Knight Rises,” Specifically Catwoman, Gets Gloria Steinem’s Seal Of Approval (Spoiler Alert)

"I saw 'The Dark Knight Rises' last night, and among other things, Catwoman is a feminist superhero with a story line and transformation of her own — plus class consciousness, a girl buddy, equal skills with the Batman equipment, and an apartment of her own in Old Town.  And she gets the guy." -- It'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Gloria Steinem Says Women Should Occupy Wall Street

Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem on why women should join Occupy Wall Street. [San Francisco Gate] Sharon Bialek, who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, said she feels "vindication" now that he has suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination for presidency. Cain suspended his campaign on Saturday citing "distractions." Last Monday, a woma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2011

Gloria Steinem Gives Real Talk On Founding Ms. Magazine

"I confess that there were moments when I realized that I was fantasizing that the magazine would burn down. And I thought, 'Why am I dreaming of this over and over?' And then I realized that if it burned down, I would be free, and no one would be mad at me because it wasn’t…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 1, 2011

Chelsea Handler & Gloria Steinem Do Not Want Kids, So Lay Off, OK?

Chelsea Handler and Gloria Steinem have been hanging out and I'm never invited. It's cool. I'm not, like, devastated or anything. But I'm just saying, if Arianna Huffington walked up to Chelsea at a Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women event and lectured her how she's "so maternal" and "needs" to have children,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2011

We See Chick Flicks: “Gloria: In Her Own Words”

Gloria Steinem became famous in 1963 when she published an article called "A Bunny's Tale" in which she went undercover at a Playboy Club to expose the treatment of its waitresses. In the decade-plus to follow, Gloria became one of the most public faces of the burgeoning "second wave" feminist movement. She…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2011

Amber Heard Needs To STFU About “The Playboy Club” Until She Reads A History Book

"The Playboy Club" is the number one TV series I'm excited about this fall. How could I not be psyched for (another) show about the '60s and the fight for women's equality? Feminist icon Gloria Steinem, who went undercover as a Bunny/waitress for a magazine exposé in 1963, is calling for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2011

Gloria Steinem Urges Boycott Of “The Playboy Club”

I, for one, am excited about "The Playboy Club," NBC's new fall show that sounds like a bonus dose of the sex, drugs and cultural upheaval we've come to love from "Mad Men." (Come back soon, pretty please?) But other ladies are less than thrilled, such as the inimitable Gloria Steinem, the feminist…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2011

Gloria Steinem Remembers Going Undercover At Playboy Bunny Club

"At first, it was such a gigantic mistake from a career point of view that I really regretted it. I'd just begun to be taken seriously as a freelance writer, but after the Playboy article, I mostly got requests to go underground in some other semi-sexual way. It was so bad that I returned a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011

9 Famous Names You Wouldn’t Guess Got Their Start In Playboy

Surprise! Designer Cynthia Rowley got her big break thanks to Playboy. At a party over the weekend, Rowley was overheard saying that she got her very first credit in a magazine when she was a student and Playboy published a spread of a model in a sailor hat and matching skirt of her design. The only problem?
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 19, 2011

7 Pieces Of Advice I Made Up For Myself

There's an interesting piece over at, uh, MarloThomas.com written by Gloria Steinem called "The Top 10 Pieces of Advice I Just Made Up for Myself," in which the feminist icon shares her own pearls of wisdom about religion, world peace, and laughter. I liked the concept so much, I decided I would share…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 16, 2011

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly On Flaunting Her Legs For Journalism

"Well, it's a visual business. People want to see the anchor." —"Fox News" host Megyn Kelly's response to a comment from a GQ reporter that "you sit behind a glass table that shows off your legs." Interestingly, this segues into a GQ reporter asking Megyn if she is a feminist. Let's see what…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

Women Still Aren’t Equal, Says Steinem. What Do You Think?

We've come a long way, baby -- but if you ask Gloria Steinem, the de facto mother of modern feminism, we still have a really long way to go. Last week, Steinem, speaking to a crowd at Franklin and Marshall College, said, "I don't know how to break it to you, but it will take…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 13, 2010

Gloria Steinem (Almost) Drops The S-Bomb Talking Reality TV With Katie Couric

Uh oh. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has some choice words — actually, just one four-letter word — for CBS' Katie Couric about reality TV. Steinem says dating shows like "The Bachelor" are "incredibly stupid" and "what is most offensive about them is it's not equal opportunity stupidity." Couric points out that show…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2010
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