Reporter and speaker whose activism revolutionized the women's rights movement of the latter 20th c. in the US
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Toledo, Ohio, USA
Journalist and activist
Gloria Steinem is a familiar face of the women's rights movement. She is a prominent writer and political figure who is well-known for campaigning for women's liberation in the 1960s and 70s. As a young girl of working-class parents, Steinem noticed social injustices to women. As a Smith College graduate and budding journalist, Gloria encountered career setbacks due to her sex. Her editors wouldn't assign her serious stories. Determined to reveal sexism in the workplace, Gloria publicized sexual harassment. She later co-founded Ms. magazine, a publication dedicated to exposing sexism and gender inequality.
Gloria: In Her Own Words, documentary, HBO, 2011.
Gloria Steinem Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College: http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss66_main.html
Official Website: http://www.gloriasteinem.com/