GIRLS RUN THE WORLD
halftheskymovement:

Gloria Steinem turns 80 tomorrow, and she’s going to be in Botswana. “I thought: ‘What do I really want to do on my birthday?’ First, get out of Dodge. Second, ride elephants.” Gloria may be the face of feminism for many, but she disdains responsibility for the entire movement. “It’s a big gift to be recognizable as part of something that matters to people, but that’s not the same as being responsible for something,” she told Gail Collins. Read more, and happy birthday to Gloria!

halftheskymovement:

Gloria Steinem turns 80 tomorrow, and she’s going to be in Botswana. “I thought: ‘What do I really want to do on my birthday?’ First, get out of Dodge. Second, ride elephants.” Gloria may be the face of feminism for many, but she disdains responsibility for the entire movement. “It’s a big gift to be recognizable as part of something that matters to people, but that’s not the same as being responsible for something,” she told Gail Collins. Read more, and happy birthday to Gloria!

“[I] want to be unequivocal in my words: I believe that transgender people, including those who have transitioned, are living out real, authentic lives. Those lives should be celebrated, not questioned. Their health care decisions should be theirs and theirs alone to make. And what I wrote decades ago does not reflect what we know today as we move away from only the binary boxes of ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ and begin to live along the full human continuum of identity and expression.”

— feminist, journalist, and activist Gloria Steinem, coming out for trans equality in an op-ed for the Advocate?

You can read more about Steinem’s transmisogynistic past here.

What do you folks think? 

oaklandtribunearchives:

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
GLORIA
Oakland, CA October 10, 1974 - The Oakland Museum held women’s liberation activist Gloria Steinem as guest of honor in celebration of the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
(Kenneth Green / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)

oaklandtribunearchives:

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

GLORIA

Oakland, CA October 10, 1974 - The Oakland Museum held women’s liberation activist Gloria Steinem as guest of honor in celebration of the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

(Kenneth Green / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)

“Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.”
Gloria Steinem
archivesofamericanart:

"It’s about time women artists got something other than their legs (un) covered in the media" - Lucy Lippard writes to Gloria Steinem to propose a regular art feature in Ms. magazine.
Happy birthday Ms. Steinem!
Lucy R. Lippard, New York, N.Y. letter to Gloria Steinem, 1972 Feb. 28. Lucy R. Lippard papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

archivesofamericanart:

"It’s about time women artists got something other than their legs (un) covered in the media" - Lucy Lippard writes to Gloria Steinem to propose a regular art feature in Ms. magazine.

Happy birthday Ms. Steinem!

Lucy R. Lippard, New York, N.Y. letter to Gloria Steinem, 1972 Feb. 28. Lucy R. Lippard papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.