Gloria Steinem: Feminists Come In Pairs, Like Nuns
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It’s our final episode of the season, and who better to finish it off with than feminist icon and Abby’s longtime friend, Gloria Steinem. Steinem has been a pioneer and leader in the feminist movement for more than half a century. Her political and cultural impact is truly immeasurable, but it’s undeniable that she, alongside women like Dorothy Pittman Hughes and Florynce Kennedy helped lay the foundation for the modern feminist movement. She’s spent much of her extraordinary life traveling the world: marching in solidarity, giving talks, introducing ideas, facilitating conversations, and most of all, listening. Now, in her 87th year, she says she’s enjoying being home for what may be the first time in her long life. In this week’s conversation with Abby, we learn about the time they ended up in Botswana on the back of an elephant named Cathy together, how families built on equality can temper political trends of authoritarianism, and what it is that gives her hope about the future of feminism. Tune in to our last episode of the season for a fun and thoughtful conversation between old friends, and we’ll be back soon.

Follow Gloria on Twitter: @GloriaSteinem

EPISODE LINKS

Elephants Without Borders
Abu Camp Elephant Conservation
Gloria Steinem's Website
Theosophical Society of America
New York Mag, After Black Power, Women’s Liberation, 1969
NPR's Fresh Air, Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem, 2020
National Geographic, How Gloria Steinem became 'the world's most famous feminist', 2019
 Ms. Magazine, The Story of Iconic Feminist Dorothy Pitman Hughes: “With Her Fist Raised”, 2021
New York Times, With Plan to Walk Across DMZ, Women Aim for Peace in Korea, 2015
New York Times, What I See: Gloria Steinem, Shoulder to Shoulder With Women of Color, 2018
New York Times, Gloria Steinem Is Nowhere Near Done With Being An Activist, 2020




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