Gloria Steinem

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Gloria Steinem

The American journalist, social and political activist, a leader of the feminist movement in the ’60s and’ 70s – an active participant of the Movement for the Emancipation of Women (Women’s Liberation Movement). As a well-known writer and political activist, Steinem became the founder of a multitude of organizations and projects. In addition, it is – the winner of many awards and honors.

Author: Elena Murzin

In the 60s Steinem became a co-founder of the feminist women’s magazine ‘Ms.’ and wrote a column for the weekly magazine ‘New York Magazine’. In 1969 he published an article by Gloria ‘After Black Power, Women’s Liberation’, referring to the civil rights movement of the black population of America (America). This article, along with the support of women’s right to abortion, Gloria made a leader of the feminist movement on a national scale.

Gloria was born March 25, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio (Toledo, Ohio), a family of Ruth (Ruth Steinem) and Leo Steinem (Leo Steinem). Leo, antiques dealer, was the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland (Poland) and German (Germany), and Ruth was flowing in the veins of German blood. When Gloria was just a baby, her mother suffered a nervous breakdown, which is very changed her. She could not hold on any work, and spent several years in a nursing home for mentally disabled people. When Gloria was 10 years old, her parents divorced and her father went looking for work in California (California), while the girl remained with her mother in Toledo. The family was never wealthy, and with the departure of his father severity of the situation only worsened. Gloria maturing first thought about social injustice and the fact that women are desperately short of social and political equality. Perhaps she had already conceived to work on correcting this situation.

After school, Steinem admitted to the Women’s College Smith College, which still keeps in touch, and in 1960 became an employee of the newly created magazine ‘Help!’. Editor ‘Esquire’ Gloria ordered article, which she later described as his first serious work – in 1962 published an article about the fact that women are forced to choose between career and marriage. In 1963, while working on an article for the magazine ‘Huntington Hartford’s Show’, Gloria got a job as a waitress in New York ‘Playboy Club’. The article, which tells how to treat a woman in such clubs, complemented Photo Gloria in uniform ‘Playboy Bunny’ – a corset, bow tie, bunny ears. In 1985, based on her experience was filmed a TV movie. In 1968, Steinem got a job at the newly founded secular magazine ‘New York magazine’, and in 1972 became one of the founders of the first feminist publication ‘Ms.’. The first regular issue of the journal, which was released in July, with a circulation of 300 thousand copies, swept from the shelves three days. Steinem continued to write for the magazine for 15 years, until in 1987 it did not sell. In 2001, he returned to the hands of the women’s movement, and Gloria is one of the six main magazine editors and a member of the advisory board.

In 2005, Steinem, along with Robin Morgan (Robin Morgan) and Jane Fonda (Jane Fonda) has worked to create a non-profit organization ‘Women’s Media Center’ (Women’s Media Center), which aims to strengthen the role of women in the media by the public presentations, information, leadership training and the creation of original content. Currently, Steinem is a board member of the organization. She continues to be involved in politics and projects related to the press, as a commentator, writer, lecturer and organizer, campaigning for candidates and reforms and publishing new books and articles.

Gloria worked to ensure that women have equal with men, political and economical

ohmic opportunities advocated increasing the number of women in leading positions, including in the Congress and the government, opposed apartheid in South Africa (South Africa), against the economic and social discrimination, not only women, but African-Americans, Latinos and other national minorities. In recent years, Steinem has become an active participant in the animal rights movement and did not ignore the issue of same-sex marriages. In addition, it is – a fierce opponent of pornography and adopted the East practice of female circumcision. In 1993, Steinem was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame (National Women’s Hall of Fame).

In 1986, she had to deal with breast cancer, but Gloria defeat the disease. September 3, 2000, at the age of 66 years, Gloria married David Bale (David Bale), the father of actor Christian Bale (Christian Bale). Their marriage lasted three years, in December 2003, David died of lymphoma.

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