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Quote: It was the first female-style revolution: no violence and we all went shopping. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

It was the first female-style revolution: no violence and we all went shopping.


Quote: I want us to organize, to tell the personal stories that create empathy, which is the most revolutionary emotion. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I want us to organize, to tell the personal stories that create empathy, which is the most revolutionary emotion.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I want us to organize, to tell the personal stories that create empathy, which is the most revolutionary emotion. The truth of the mater is that hierarchy and violence can't be remedied by more hierarchy and violence. The end doesn't justify the means, the means we choose decide the end we get. The means are the end.


Quote: We're also learning that the most dangerous time often comes after a victory. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

We're also learning that the most dangerous time often comes after a victory.




Quote: There are many ways of supporting gender equality, from something as simple as paid sick leave and flexible work hours to attributing an economic value to all care-giving, and making that amount tax deductible. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

There are many ways of supporting gender equality, from something as simple as paid sick leave and flexible work hours to attributing an economic value to all care-giving, and making that amount tax deductible.


Quote: I was not considered beautiful before I was a feminist. I was a pretty girl before, but suddenly, after I was publicly identified as a feminist, I was beautiful. So, many people were really commenting on what they thought feminists looked like. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I was not considered beautiful before I was a feminist. I was a pretty girl before, but suddenly, after I was publicly identified as a feminist, I was beautiful. So, many people were really commenting on what they thought feminists looked like.


Quote: Her searches after knowledge were arbitrary and without context. It was as if she were shining a small flashlight of curiosity into the dark room of the world. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Her searches after knowledge were arbitrary and without context. It was as if she were shining a small flashlight of curiosity into the dark room of the world.


Quote: I don't think there's any country that has equal pay, not even Sweden or Iceland. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I don't think there's any country that has equal pay, not even Sweden or Iceland.


Quote: Sometimes I think the only real division into two is between people who divide everything into two and those who don't. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Sometimes I think the only real division into two is between people who divide everything into two and those who don't.


Quote: Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.


Quote: Feminism...is not 'women as victims' but women refusing to be victims. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Feminism...is not 'women as victims' but women refusing to be victims.


Quote: Happy or Unhappy, families are all mysterious. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Happy or Unhappy, families are all mysterious.


Quote: Democracy is mob rule with income taxes. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Democracy is mob rule with income taxes.


Quote: Men should think twice before making widowhood women's only path to power. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Men should think twice before making widowhood women's only path to power.


Quote: A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.


Quote: Self-esteem isn't everything; it's just that there's nothing without it. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

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


Quote: Whenever one person stands up and says, Wait a minute, this is wrong, it helps other people do the same. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Whenever one person stands up and says, Wait a minute, this is wrong, it helps other people do the same.


Quote: The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.


Quote: If what's inside your dreams wasn't already real inside you, you couldn't even dream it. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

If what's inside your dreams wasn't already real inside you, you couldn't even dream it.


Quote: The art of acting morally is behaving as if everything we do matters. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The art of acting morally is behaving as if everything we do matters.


Quote: If you are not a feminist in love, you fail to recognise someone who does not love you. Feminism makes love easier. Otherwise, there is the danger of feeling romantically drawn to someone who does not see you as an equal. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

If you are not a feminist in love, you fail to recognise someone who does not love you. Feminism makes love easier. Otherwise, there is the danger of feeling romantically drawn to someone who does not see you as an equal.


Quote: Gerda Lerner was fierce, brilliant and unique. She lived history by her bravery, restored history by her scholarship, and democratized its study by her activism. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Gerda Lerner was fierce, brilliant and unique. She lived history by her bravery, restored history by her scholarship, and democratized its study by her activism.


Quote: The Constitution did not mention women when it was first written, and it still doesn't. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The Constitution did not mention women when it was first written, and it still doesn't.




Quote: I think if women are visible in the media, truly visible, in an empowered role, it empowers us to be more visible in any area of our lives. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I think if women are visible in the media, truly visible, in an empowered role, it empowers us to be more visible in any area of our lives.


Quote: All those chemicals that create empathy only work when you are in a room together. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

All those chemicals that create empathy only work when you are in a room together.


Quote: There's a big gap between public opinion polls and the vote in Washington, in Congress. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

There's a big gap between public opinion polls and the vote in Washington, in Congress.


Quote: Women tend to be conservative in youth and get more radical as they get older because they lose power with age. So if a young woman is not a feminist, I say, 'Just wait.' by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Women tend to be conservative in youth and get more radical as they get older because they lose power with age. So if a young woman is not a feminist, I say, 'Just wait.'


Quote: As long as working women also have to do the work of child and family care at home, they will have two jobs instead of one. Perhaps more important, children will grow up thinking that only women can be loving and nurturing, and men cannot. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

As long as working women also have to do the work of child and family care at home, they will have two jobs instead of one. Perhaps more important, children will grow up thinking that only women can be loving and nurturing, and men cannot.


Quote: Diane Keaton is good for women in and of herself. She's smart and funny and real. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Diane Keaton is good for women in and of herself. She's smart and funny and real.


Quote: There are six million female lives lost in the world every year simply because they are female. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

There are six million female lives lost in the world every year simply because they are female.


Quote: Even before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton threw their exploratory committees into the ring, every reporter seemed to be asking, 'Which candidate are Americans more ready for: a white woman or a black man?' by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Even before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton threw their exploratory committees into the ring, every reporter seemed to be asking, 'Which candidate are Americans more ready for: a white woman or a black man?'


Quote: There is nothing more fundamental than the idea that the government does not have a right to decide when and whether we have children. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

There is nothing more fundamental than the idea that the government does not have a right to decide when and whether we have children.


Quote: As for the American child's classic problem -- too much mother, too little father -- that would be cured by an equalization of parental responsibility. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

As for the American child's classic problem -- too much mother, too little father -- that would be cured by an equalization of parental responsibility.


Quote: I'm not saying that women leaders would eliminate violence. We are not more moral than men; we are only uncorrupted by power so far. When we do acquire power, we might turn out to have an equal impulse toward aggression. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I'm not saying that women leaders would eliminate violence. We are not more moral than men; we are only uncorrupted by power so far. When we do acquire power, we might turn out to have an equal impulse toward aggression.


Quote: Monotheism makes me grouchy. I don't trust any religion that makes God look like one of the ruling class. I guess I'm a pagan or an animist. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Monotheism makes me grouchy. I don't trust any religion that makes God look like one of the ruling class. I guess I'm a pagan or an animist.


Quote: What is frustrating is being told that no matter how hard I've worked, it counts less than my appearance. Although if you're not considered conventionally attractive, that also becomes an issue: you know, you're a feminist because you couldn't get a man. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

What is frustrating is being told that no matter how hard I've worked, it counts less than my appearance. Although if you're not considered conventionally attractive, that also becomes an issue: you know, you're a feminist because you couldn't get a man.


Quote: Because women of color were more likely to be in the paid labor force, they were more likely to recognize discrimination, so they were always leading the women's movement. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Because women of color were more likely to be in the paid labor force, they were more likely to recognize discrimination, so they were always leading the women's movement.


Quote: I keep thinking: 'Georgia O'Keeffe wouldn't have had Botox.' by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I keep thinking: 'Georgia O'Keeffe wouldn't have had Botox.'




Quote: The surest way to be alone is to get married. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The surest way to be alone is to get married.


Quote: The same way that racism is a white person's problem, violence against women is a men's problem. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The same way that racism is a white person's problem, violence against women is a men's problem.


Quote: The question of whether one has one's own political power or goes to work for someone else is not only a feminist question. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The question of whether one has one's own political power or goes to work for someone else is not only a feminist question.


Quote: Women are liked better when they lose. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Women are liked better when they lose.


Quote: Women are more than smart enough to see that McCain's policies are a disaster... He is anti- every reproductive issue we've ever fought for. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Women are more than smart enough to see that McCain's policies are a disaster... He is anti- every reproductive issue we've ever fought for.


Quote: What we need to be able to do is count all human experience. So I would like to count the secretarial positions as good training places to take over the jobs of the bosses. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

What we need to be able to do is count all human experience. So I would like to count the secretarial positions as good training places to take over the jobs of the bosses.


Quote: I'm lucky I don't make my living in front of the camera. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I'm lucky I don't make my living in front of the camera.


Quote: How could you not love Norman Mailer? He was a total chauvinist, but also so vulnerable. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

How could you not love Norman Mailer? He was a total chauvinist, but also so vulnerable.


Quote: The Native American cultures on this continent, most of them, were matrilineal, and some women were the chiefs. Societies were about balance. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The Native American cultures on this continent, most of them, were matrilineal, and some women were the chiefs. Societies were about balance.


Quote: Women tend to need the healthcare system more because we bear children. Insurance companies -- not all of them, but many of them -- 'gender-rate.' Women may pay 40% more for their health insurance than men do. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Women tend to need the healthcare system more because we bear children. Insurance companies -- not all of them, but many of them -- 'gender-rate.' Women may pay 40% more for their health insurance than men do.


Quote: Rich cultures, patriarchal cultures, value thin women, like ours; poor ones value fat women. But all patriarchal cultures value weak women. So for women to become physically strong is very profound. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Rich cultures, patriarchal cultures, value thin women, like ours; poor ones value fat women. But all patriarchal cultures value weak women. So for women to become physically strong is very profound.


Quote: We are still behaving as if a worker really doesn't have a family because the work pattern really was meant for men who really were the financial support but weren't looking after their families. We need to change this, and we can easily do that. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

We are still behaving as if a worker really doesn't have a family because the work pattern really was meant for men who really were the financial support but weren't looking after their families. We need to change this, and we can easily do that.


Quote: Liberation does not come from outside. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Liberation does not come from outside.


Quote: There's nothing automatic about political change, about liberation. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

There's nothing automatic about political change, about liberation.


Quote: Because we are communal creatures, if you're with people who think you're smart, you're smart, and if they think you're dumb, you're dumb. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Because we are communal creatures, if you're with people who think you're smart, you're smart, and if they think you're dumb, you're dumb.


Quote: Until the masculine role is humanized, women will tend to be much better at solving dangerous conflicts. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Until the masculine role is humanized, women will tend to be much better at solving dangerous conflicts.


Quote: When I'm talking to groups that are all men, we talk about how the masculine role limits them. They often want to talk about how they missed having real fathers, real loving, present fathers, because of the way that they tried to fit the picture of masculinity. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

When I'm talking to groups that are all men, we talk about how the masculine role limits them. They often want to talk about how they missed having real fathers, real loving, present fathers, because of the way that they tried to fit the picture of masculinity.


Quote: Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women -- or the welfare of anyone -- depending on who controls it. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women -- or the welfare of anyone -- depending on who controls it.


Quote: When I had a fellowship at the Smithsonian, I asked for a couch in the office because I liked to lie down and take a break. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

When I had a fellowship at the Smithsonian, I asked for a couch in the office because I liked to lie down and take a break.


Quote: I remember someone once asked Jack Kennedy why he was paying such close attention to the renovation of the square across from the White House, and he said, 'It may be the only thing my presidency is remembered for.' by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I remember someone once asked Jack Kennedy why he was paying such close attention to the renovation of the square across from the White House, and he said, 'It may be the only thing my presidency is remembered for.'


Quote: In a way, women are a psychic immigrant group. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

In a way, women are a psychic immigrant group.


Quote: What's so valuable about HBO is they tell stories. We learn from stories. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

What's so valuable about HBO is they tell stories. We learn from stories.


Quote: You can compel fear. You can even make someone feel they're in love if they're isolated and dependent for long enough. But laughter is free. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

You can compel fear. You can even make someone feel they're in love if they're isolated and dependent for long enough. But laughter is free.


Quote: If I read the word 'problematize' one more time, I'm going to vomit. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

If I read the word 'problematize' one more time, I'm going to vomit.


Quote: Actually, I believe there are more independents than either Republicans or Democrats, and yet those are the... that is the choice we have on the party ballot. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Actually, I believe there are more independents than either Republicans or Democrats, and yet those are the... that is the choice we have on the party ballot.


Quote: These poor women in academia have to talk this silly language that nobody can understand in order to be accepted, they think. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

These poor women in academia have to talk this silly language that nobody can understand in order to be accepted, they think.


Quote: You know there is a person inside every baby, right? And anybody who has ever met a baby knows there is already a person in there. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

You know there is a person inside every baby, right? And anybody who has ever met a baby knows there is already a person in there.


Quote: I didn't go to school a full year until I was 11 or 12, so I lived in books. I really was an observer of life. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I didn't go to school a full year until I was 11 or 12, so I lived in books. I really was an observer of life.


Quote: In the suffragist and abolitionist era, there were a lot of white women and some black men and women who argued for the old hierarchy and against universal adult suffrage -- often on religious grounds. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

In the suffragist and abolitionist era, there were a lot of white women and some black men and women who argued for the old hierarchy and against universal adult suffrage -- often on religious grounds.


Quote: Men may feel just disempowered by intimacy, by being close to a woman, and also by feeling the tender feelings that they're ashamed of. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Men may feel just disempowered by intimacy, by being close to a woman, and also by feeling the tender feelings that they're ashamed of.


Quote: If you're going to have a male-dominant system, to maintain the system, you have to teach men to dominate. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

If you're going to have a male-dominant system, to maintain the system, you have to teach men to dominate.


Quote: Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.


Quote: Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.


Quote: Work is valued by the social value of the worker. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Work is valued by the social value of the worker.


Quote: In my own mind, I am still a fat brunette from Toledo, and I always will be. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

In my own mind, I am still a fat brunette from Toledo, and I always will be.


Quote: Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

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


Quote: If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot? by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?


Quote: Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.


Quote: America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.


Quote: If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long? by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of Gloria Steinem quote; white text on black background

If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?


Quote: We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.


Quote: Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

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


Quote: A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.


Quote: Most women are one man away from welfare. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Most women are one man away from welfare.


Quote: Logic is in the eye of the logician. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Logic is in the eye of the logician.


Quote: What I've learned is that unless it's an emergency, like a fire or brain surgery, hierarchy is not necessary and may be damaging. If you have a hierarchy, you're repeating the strengths and weaknesses of one person without allowing for the accumulative strength of a group. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of Gloria Steinem quote; white text on black background

What I've learned is that unless it's an emergency, like a fire or brain surgery, hierarchy is not necessary and may be damaging. If you have a hierarchy, you're repeating the strengths and weaknesses of one person without allowing for the accumulative strength of a group.


Quote: Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.


Quote: After feminism, I suddenly realised: not everyone has to live the same way. Imagine that! by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

After feminism, I suddenly realised: not everyone has to live the same way. Imagine that!


Quote: Obviously there is no such thing as race, and in many ways, sex is a continuum, not a binary. So it doesn't make sense to label people in that way. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Obviously there is no such thing as race, and in many ways, sex is a continuum, not a binary. So it doesn't make sense to label people in that way.


Quote: A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.


Quote: I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.


Quote: Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

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


Quote: I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal.


Quote: Pearl Jam doesn't just sing about issues they care about. These guys walk it like they talk it. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Pearl Jam doesn't just sing about issues they care about. These guys walk it like they talk it.


Quote: The caste systems of sex and race are interdependent and can only be uprooted together. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The caste systems of sex and race are interdependent and can only be uprooted together.




Quote: The electoral system is not where change starts -- it usually starts in communities and from the bottom up -- but it is where change can be stopped. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The electoral system is not where change starts -- it usually starts in communities and from the bottom up -- but it is where change can be stopped.


Quote: The most hurtful thing is not what comes from our adversaries, it's what comes from our friends. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The most hurtful thing is not what comes from our adversaries, it's what comes from our friends.


Quote: It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.


Quote: A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.


Quote: I'm a freelance person, and I've always been able to support myself. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I'm a freelance person, and I've always been able to support myself.


Quote: Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.


Quote: The abolition and suffrage movements progressed when united and were damaged by division; we should remember that. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The abolition and suffrage movements progressed when united and were damaged by division; we should remember that.


Quote: We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.


Quote: The problem for all women is we're identified by how we look instead of by our heads and our hearts. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The problem for all women is we're identified by how we look instead of by our heads and our hearts.


Quote: I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of Gloria Steinem quote; white text on black background

I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.


Quote: Having one's traditional role questioned is not a very comfortable experience, perhaps especially for women, who have been able to remain children, and to benefit from work they did not and could not do. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Having one's traditional role questioned is not a very comfortable experience, perhaps especially for women, who have been able to remain children, and to benefit from work they did not and could not do.


Quote: Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.


Quote: Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

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


Quote: We must begin to shift the emphasis of teen-age pregnancy to teen-age boys. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

We must begin to shift the emphasis of teen-age pregnancy to teen-age boys.


Quote: The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary.


Quote: I was never against marriage per se. Before feminism, I didn't think you had any choice. In fact, for a long time I always assumed I would get married. I just didn't see any marriages I wanted to emulate, so I kept putting it off. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

I was never against marriage per se. Before feminism, I didn't think you had any choice. In fact, for a long time I always assumed I would get married. I just didn't see any marriages I wanted to emulate, so I kept putting it off.


Quote: There's no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

There's no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better.


Quote: Age brings a freedom. When you're young, you're much more subject to the idea of what feminine is or how you should look or how you should behave. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Age brings a freedom. When you're young, you're much more subject to the idea of what feminine is or how you should look or how you should behave.


Quote: If you say, I'm for equal pay, that's a reform. But if you say. I'm a feminist, that's a transformation of society. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

If you say, I'm for equal pay, that's a reform. But if you say. I'm a feminist, that's a transformation of society.


Quote: There's no shortage of great young activists. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

There's no shortage of great young activists.


Quote: Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life.


Quote: All women, and men of color -- we were owned like tables and chairs. We spent a hundred years getting a legal identity as human beings. That's a big thing. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

All women, and men of color -- we were owned like tables and chairs. We spent a hundred years getting a legal identity as human beings. That's a big thing.


Quote: Every social justice movement that I know of has come out of people sitting in small groups, telling their life stories, and discovering that other people have shared similar experiences. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Every social justice movement that I know of has come out of people sitting in small groups, telling their life stories, and discovering that other people have shared similar experiences.


Quote: Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

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


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