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Gloria Steinem

American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s add

Category: Philosophy

Born in 1934.

Countries: United States (45%), (19%), Germany (5%)

Main connections: Betty Friedan, Self-esteem, Playboy Bunny

Linked to: Waite High School, Coalition of Labor Union Women, McMartin preschool, Republican Party

 

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Gloria Steinem was born in 1934 add something

 

"'Gloria Marie Steinem"' is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s add something


1944

Steinem was only ten years old when her parents finally separated in 1944 add something


1950

In the late 1950s, Steinem spent two years in India as a Chester Bowles Asian Fellow add something

 

Though she admitted to having worked for a CIA-financed foundation in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Steinem denied any continuing involvement add something


1952

Her involvement in presidential campaigns stretches back to her support of Adlai Stevenson in the 1952 presidential campaign add something


1959

World Youth Festival - After returning to the U.S., she served as director of the secretly funded CIA-backed Independent Research Service, and worked to send non-communist American students to the 1959 World Youth Festival add something


1960

Steinem has been an influential figure in politics since the 1960s add something

 

Miniskirt - However, in the 1960s the mini had been regarded as a symbol of liberation, and it was worn by some, such as Germaine Greer and, in the following decade, Gloria Steinem, who became known for their promotion of women's issues


1962

Her resulting 1962 article about the way in which women are forced to choose between a career and marriage preceded Betty Friedan's book "The Feminine Mystique" by one year add something


1963

In 1963, working on an article for Huntington Hartford's "Show" magazine, Steinem was employed as a Playboy Bunny at the New York Playboy Club add something

 

Steinem had met McGovern in 1963 on the way to an economic conference organized by John Kenneth Galbraith and had been impressed by his unpretentious manner and genuine consideration of her opinions add something


1965

In the interim, in 1965 she wrote for NBC-TV's weekly satirical revue, "That Was The Week That Was ," contributing a regular segment entitled 'Surrealism in Everyday Life add something


1968

Vietnam War - In 1968, she signed the Writers and Editors War Tax Protest pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War add something

 

Five years later in 1968, Steinem was chosen to pitch the arguments to McGovern as to why he should enter the presidential race that year add something

 

For a brief period after the article was published, Steinem was unable to land other assignments, but that situation did not last long; indeed, Steinem landed a job at Felker's newly founded "New York" magazine in 1968 add something

 

Though she had brought in McGovern's single largest campaign contributor in 1968, she "still" had been treated like a frivolous pariah by much of McGovern's campaign staff add something


1969

In 1969 she covered an abortion speak-out for "New York Magazine", which was held in a church basement in the Village add something

 

Norman Mailer - In 1969, at the suggestion of Gloria Steinem, his friend the political essayist Noel Parmentel and others, he ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic Party primary for Mayor of New York City, allied with columnist Jimmy Breslin, proposing the creation a 51st state through New York City secession.


1970

In 1970 Gloria Steinem established herself as a leader of the Women's Movement with her impassioned Senate testimony in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment and her essay on a utopia of equality, "What It Would Be Like If Women Win", in "Time" magazine add something

 

In 1970 she led the New York City march of the nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality alongside Friedan and then-Congressional candidate Bella Abzug add something

 

In the early 1970s Steinem became the first woman to address the National Press Club add something

 

She testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1970 add something

 

Florynce Kennedy - In the 1970s Kennedy traveled the lecture circuit with writer Gloria Steinem


1971

Steinem, along with National Organization for Women founder Betty Friedan, Congresswomen Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug, and others, had founded the National Women's Political Caucus in July 1971 add something

 

On July 10, 1971, Steinem, along with other feminist leaders founded the National Women's Political Caucus add something

 

Betty Friedan - In 1971 Friedan, along with many other leading women's movement leaders, including Gloria Steinem founded the National Women's Political Caucus

 

Women in law - In 1971, Abzug joined other leading feminists such as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan to found the National Women's Political Caucus


1972

By the 1972 election, the Women's Movement was rapidly expanding its political power add something

 

Greer asks, "Why had Bella and Gloria not helped Jacqui to nail him on abortion- What reticence, what loserism had afflicted them-" Steinem later recalled that the 1972 Convention was the only time Greer and Steinem ever met add something

 

In 1972, she played a prominent role at the Democratic National Convention where she supported Shirley Chisholm's candidacy add something

 

She even labeled it Spring Issue 1972 for that sole reason add something

 

In April 1972, Steinem remarked that he "still doesn't understand the Women's Movement add something

 

When the first regular issue hit the news stands in July 1972, its 300,000 "one-shot" test copies sold out nationwide in three days add something


1974

Steinem co-founded the Coalition of Labor Union Women in 1974, and participated in the National Conference of Women in Houston, Texas, in 1977 add something


1975

In May 1975, Redstockings, a radical feminist group, raised the question of whether Steinem had continuing ties with the Central Intelligence Agency add something


1977

In 1977, she expressed disapproval that the heavily publicized sex-role change of tennis player Renée Richards had been characterized as "a frightening instance of what feminism could lead to" or as "living proof that feminism isn't necessary add something


1980

In the 1980s and 1990s, Steinem had to deal with a number of personal setbacks, including the diagnosis of breast cancer in 1986 and trigeminal neuralgia in 1994 add something


1983

Playboy Bunny - The treatment of Playboy Bunnies was exposed in a piece written by Gloria Steinem and reprinted in her 1983 book "Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions"


1984

In 1984 Steinem was arrested along with a number of members of Congress and civil rights activists for disorderly conduct outside the South African embassy while protesting against the South African apartheid system add something


1985

Steinem's experience as a Playboy Bunny was later made into the 1985 movie "A Bunny's Tale" add something

 

Lela Rochon - She appeared in the 1985 TV film, "A Bunny's Tale" based on Gloria Steinem's experiences as a Playboy Bunny; and appeared as the love interest of Gerald Levert in the video for "My Forever Love" by Levert, and on Luther Vandross's "It's Over Now" video


1987

Steinem would continue to write for the magazine until it was sold in 1987 add something


1991

" magazine's consulting editor when it was revived in 1991, and she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993 add something


1992

In 1992, Steinem co-founded Choice USA, a non-profit organization that mobilizes and provides ongoing support to a younger generation that lobbies for reproductive choice add something


1998

In a 1998 press interview, Steinem weighed in on the Clinton impeachment hearings; when asked whether President Bill Clinton should be impeached for lying under oath, she was quoted as saying, "Clinton should be censured for lying under oath about Lewinsky in the Paula Jones deposition, perhaps for stupidity in answering at all add something


2000

On September 3, 2000, at age 66, Steinem married David Bale, father of actor Christian Bale add something


2001

The magazine changed hands again in 2001, to the Feminist Majority Foundation; Steinem remains on the masthead as one of six founding editors and serves on the advisory board add something


2002

Big Apple Oriental Tours - Supported by Gloria Steinem and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Equality Now contacted State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in 2002


2003

Steinem and Bale were married for only three years before he died of brain lymphoma on December 30, 2003, at age 62 add something

 

Self-esteem - Vasconcellos and Jack Canfield were members of its advisory board in 2003, and members of its Masters' Coalition included Anthony Robbins, Bernie Siegel, and Gloria Steinem

 

Self-esteem - Vasconcellos and Jack Canfield were members of its advisory board in 2003, and members of its Masters' Coalition included Anthony Robbins, Bernie Siegel, and Gloria Steinem


2004

She went on to claim, "If he is elected in 2004, abortion will be criminalized in this country add something


2005

In 2005, Steinem appeared in the documentary film "I Had an Abortion" by Jennifer Baumgardner and Gillian Aldrich add something

 

In 2005, Steinem worked alongside Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan to co-found the Women's Media Center, an organization that works to amplify the voices of women in the media through advocacy, media and leadership training, and the creation of original content add something

 

Jane Fonda - In 2005, Fonda worked alongside Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem to co-found the Women's Media Center, an organization that works to amplify the voices of women in the media through advocacy, media and leadership training, and the creation of original content


2008

Steinem was an active participant in the 2008 presidential campaign add something


2012

Steinem was named the American Humanist Association's 2012 Humanist of the Year for her activism in feminism and LGBT rights add something


2013

On June 1st, 2013 Steinem performed on stage at the "Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live" Concert at Twickenham Stadium in London, England add something

 

On June 1, 2013 Steinem performed on stage at the "Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live" Concert at Twickenham Stadium in London, England add something

 

On October 2, 2013, Steinem clarified her remarks on transsexualism in an op-ed to the ://www add something


2014

In 2014 UN Women began its commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, and as part of that campaign Steinem spoke at the Apollo Theater in New York City add something

 

In 2014 "Who Is Gloria Steinem-", by Max Hergenrother, Nancy Harrison, and Sarah Fabiny, was published add something

 

Rutgers University endowed a Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies named for Steinem in September 2014 add something

 

On October 5, 2014, Gloria appeared as herself on the CBS series The Good Wife add something


2015

As for 2015, she joined the thirty leading international women peacemakers and became an honorary co-chairwoman of 2015 Women's Walk For Peace In Korea to go against disarmament and seek Korea's reunification add something


2016

"Finding Your Roots", February 23, 2016, PBS Her father was Jewish, the son of immigrants from Germany and Poland add something


2017

Steinem is an honorary co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, scheduled for January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as President add something

 

Carey Mulligan - An Uncivil War - In November 2017, Mulligan was cast as Gloria Steinem in "An Uncivil War"; the project reunited her with Mudbound director Dee Rees


2018

The play "Gloria: A Life", about Steinem's life, opened October 2018 at the Daryl Roth Theatre, directed by Diane Paulus add something