Knowledge Identifier: +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
Born in 1934.
Countries: United States (45%), (19%), Germany (5%)
Linked to: Waite High School, Coalition of Labor Union Women, McMartin preschool, Republican Party
In the late 1950s, Steinem spent two years in India as a Chester Bowles Asian Fellow
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
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
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
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.
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
Betty Friedan - In 1971 Friedan, along with many other leading women's movement leaders, including Gloria Steinem founded the National Women's Political Caucus
In May 1975, Redstockings, a radical feminist group, raised the question of whether Steinem had continuing ties with the Central Intelligence Agency
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"
Steinem's experience as a Playboy Bunny was later made into the 1985 movie "A Bunny's Tale"
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
On September 3, 2000, at age 66, Steinem married David Bale, father of actor Christian Bale
Steinem was named the American Humanist Association's 2012 Humanist of the Year for her activism in feminism and LGBT rights
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