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Gloria Steinem

Data di nascita: 25. Marzo 1934
Altri nomi:ਗਲੋਰੀਆ ਸਟੀਨਮ, قلوریا استاینم

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Gloria Marie Steinem è una giornalista e attivista statunitense.

Considerata portavoce e leader del femminismo degli anni sessanta e settanta, Gloria Steinem nel corso della sua vita ha ricevuto molti premi e onorificenze. Ha lavorato per il New York Magazine ed è cofondatrice della rivista femminista Ms.. Nel 1969, ha pubblicato un articolo intitolato After Black Power, Women's Liberation, che, insieme all'appoggio del diritto all'aborto, le ha dato fama nazionale, divenendo punto di riferimento per il movimento femminista americano. Nel 2005, ha fondato con Jane Fonda e Robin Morgan il Women's Media Center, un'organizzazione che ha lo scopo di valorizzare la voce delle donne. Attualmente, continua a svolgere attivismo politico, come commentatrice, scrittrice e organizzando conferenze.

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„Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.“

—  Gloria Steinem
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions http://books.google.com/books?id=KVHmzw43TgkC&q=%22Women+may+be+the+one+group+that+grows+more+radical+with+age%22&pg=PT377#v=onepage (1983), p. 377

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„I think we all have the power to name ourselves. I try to call people what it is they wish to be called.“

—  Gloria Steinem
Context: I think most social justice movements take the words that are used against them and make them good words. That’s partly how “black” came back into usage. Before we said “colored person,” or “Negro.” Then came “Black Power,” “Black Pride,” and “Black Is Beautiful” to make it a good word. "Witch" was another word I remember reclaiming in the 1970s. There was a group called Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (WITCH). They all went down to Wall Street and hexed it. And Wall Street fell five points the next day; it was quite amazing! “Queer” and “gay” are other examples. … I think we all have the power to name ourselves. I try to call people what it is they wish to be called. But we can take the sting out of epithets and bad words by using them. Actually, I had done that earlier with “slut” because when I went back to Toledo, Ohio, which is where I was in high school and junior high school, I was on a radio show with a bunch of women. A man called up and called me “a slut from East Toledo,” which is doubly insulting because East Toledo is the wrong side of town. I thought, when I’d lived here I would have been devastated by this. But by this time I thought, you know, that’s a pretty good thing to be. I’m putting it on my tombstone: "Here lies the slut from East Toledo."

„I can’t think of anything more crucial than real Republicans taking back the GOP.“

—  Gloria Steinem
Context: This war against women started a long time ago with old Democrats who took over the Republican Party, which was, before that, the very first to support the Equal Rights Amendment. Even when the National Women’s Political Caucus started, there was a whole Republican feminist entity. But beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, right-wing Democrats like Jesse Helms began to leave the Democratic Party and gradually take over the GOP. So I always feel I have to apologize to my friends who are Republicans because they’ve basically lost their party. Ronald Reagan couldn’t get nominated today because he was supportive of immigrant rights. Barry Goldwater was pro-choice. George H. W. Bush supported Planned Parenthood. No previous Republicans except for George W. Bush would be acceptable to the people who now run the GOP. They are not Republicans. They are the American version of the Taliban. … They’ve taken over one of our two great parties. This causes people to wrongly think that the country is equally divided but if we look at the public opinion polls, it isn’t. So, I can’t think of anything more crucial than real Republicans taking back the GOP.

„We are talking about a society in which there will be no roles other than those chosen, or those earned. We are really talking about humanism.“

—  Gloria Steinem
Context: This is no simple reform. It really is a revolution. Sex and race, because they are easy, visible differences, have been the primary ways of organizing human beings into superior and inferior groups, and into the cheap labor on which this system still depends. We are talking about a society in which there will be no roles other than those chosen, or those earned. We are really talking about humanism. "Address to the Women of America" (10 July 1971)

„I always thought that "humanist" was a good word long before I understood that anyone thought it was a bad word.“

—  Gloria Steinem
Context: I always thought that "humanist" was a good word long before I understood that anyone thought it was a bad word. It seems to me that it means you believe in the great potential and the best of human beings, so I didn’t have to overcome anything to accept this award; it seemed an unmitigated honor. And since the ultra-right wing has tried so hard to make it a bad word— “humanist” has been demonized in much the same way that the word “feminist” has — it seemed especially important to identify as humanist and support humanist groups.

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