Gloria Steinem is a celebrated American social political activist, feminist, and journalist. She gained prominence in the late 1960s and the early 1970s as a spokeswoman and leader for the American feminist movement. She hogged the limelight after publishing an article titled “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation.” She is also recognized as a media spokeswoman on issues of equality, a lecturer and an organizer. We have collected some quotes and sayings by Gloria Steinem which have been excerpted from her writings, books, statements, thoughts, public utterances, interviews, speeches, and lectures. Zoom through motivational and noteworthy quotes and thoughts by Gloria Steinem on mind, body, emotions, dream, believe, heartbreaks, past, impact, women, ambition, equality, change, healing, feminist etc.
The danger of the Internet is cocooning with the like-minded online - of sending an email or Twitter and confusing that with action - while the real corporate and military and government centers of power go right on.
There's a big gap between public opinion polls and the vote in Washington, in Congress.
Diane Keaton is good for women in and of herself. She's smart and funny and real.
I started out life as a writer, and writers write in part because they don't want to talk.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.
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.
Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie.
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.
Women don't want to exchange places with men. Male chauvinists, science-fiction writers and comedians may favor that idea for its shock value, but psychologists say it is a fantasy based on ruling-class ego and guilt.
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.
The deepest change begins with men raising children as much as women do and women being equal actors in the world outside the home. There are many ways of supporting that, from something as simple as paid sick leave and flexible work hours to attributing an economic value to all caregiving and making that amount tax deductible.
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.
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.