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1 Gloria Steinem Maura Wandling

2 Early Life Career Later Life Accomplishments Contributions Quotes Key Terms Review Questions Works Cited

3 Early Life Born March 25, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio Ruth and Leo Steinem
Traveling Antiques Dealer Mother had a nervous breakdown Parents divorced in 1944 Went to Waite High School in Toledo But graduated from Western High School in Washington D.C. Went to Smith College Studied in India for two years after college

4 Career Feminist, journalist, freelance writer, author and social and political activist Spoke out for feminism Called for action in the women’s movement Worked as director of the Independent Research Service, funded by the CIA

5 Career 1960, first employee of Help! Magazine, hired by Warren Publishing Wrote an article for Esquire Magazine 1963, wrote an article for Show Magazine 1968, Became a columnist for New York Magazine 1972, Co-founded Ms. Magazine, a feminist magazine, focusing on women’s issues Questioned by many, however, was largely popular


7 Later Life Continues to be involved in politics and in the media
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1986 Beat breast cancer with treatment Married environmental and animal rights activist, David Bale (Father of actor, Christian Bale) in 2000 Something she insisted she would never do Not a long marriage, Bale died of brain cancer in 2003

8 Accomplishments Co-Founded Ms. Magazine and Women’s Media Center
Documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words Books The Thousand Indias (1957) The Beach Book (1963) Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983) Marilyn: Norma Jean (1986) Revolution from Within (1992) Moving beyond Words (1993) Doing Sixty & Seventy (2006

9 Contributions Political Influential figure in politics since the1960s
Involved in political campaigns including the 1968, 1972, 2004, and 2008 presidential campaigns 1968 Presidential Campaign: Pro Civil Rights but Anti Vietnam War, Supported George McGovern 1972 Presidential Campaign: Women’s Movement, Supported George McGovern 2004 Presidential Campaign: Women’s Equality and Reproductive Freedom, Against George Bush 2008 Presidential Campaign: Supported Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton because of their feminist beliefs

10 Contributions Social “Radical Feminist” Led the way for feminists
Broke many barriers Made “reproductive freedom” widely known Raised awareness for support for same-sex marriage Works closely with and supports many groups that shared her beliefs: Women's Media Center Ms. Magazine Equality Now Choice USA Ms. Foundation for Women

11 Contributions Social (continued) Cultural
National Women's Political Caucus Planned Parenthood Action Fund First Peoples Worldwide Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center Sophia Smith Collection Bella Abzug Institute Cultural Challenged many stereotypes Helped women and minorities around the world Opposed the wars in Vietnam and the Middle East

12 Quotes “Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.”
“Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.” “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” “I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.” “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.” “America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.” “Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.”

13 Key Terms Feminist- advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men. Ms. Magazine- an American liberal feminist magazine co-founded by American feminist and activist Gloria Steinem, Help! Magazine- an American satire magazine published by James Warren from New York Magazine- New York is a weekly magazine principally concerned with the life, culture, politics, and style of New York City. Women’s Media Center- a nonprofit women’s organization in the United States founded in 2005 by writers/activists Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.

14 Review Questions For which magazine did Steinem first work for?
Help! Magazine Seventeen Magazine Esquire Magazine Show Magazine People Magazine

15 Review Questions Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny for which magazine? Playboy Ms. Magazine Show Magazine Esquire Magazine The NY Times

16 Review Questions Steinem was involved in which presidential campaigns?
1972 2004 2008 1968 All of the Above

17 Review Questions Which presidents and presidential candidates did Steinem support for their feminist support? President Bush President Obama President Nixon Hillary Clinton B and C

18 Review Questions Which causes did Steinem support? (More than one answer) Reproductive Freedom Abortion Laws Same-Sex Marriage Women’s Rights Feminism

19 Works Cited

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