Gloria Steinham Steinham
Fifty years of advocating sexual equality and gender equity.
"Ours is not a post-feminist era."  
Reproductive rights | Economy | Social values

We are forty years into a century of struggle for women and men to free themselves together from inequality, disenfranchisement, and economic servitude based on gender, enforced by violence and sustained prejudice.

No feminist can be a racist.

Women's status

East Indian woman at work.


"Reproductive freedom is a fundamental human right."

"Humanize gender roles."

Olaf Palme,Swedish Prime Minister, asserted as the primal role of any government.

"I am a hope-a-holic"

"The means are the end."

"Sex education is the only class where ignorance is rewarded."


Women's "bodies are the means of production."

One third of all work performed in any economy of a nation is care giving and homemaking, it largely goes unaccounted for like the natural world in the national system of accounts that we invented to keep track of our commercial exchange."

"A tree has no value, until it is cut."

Do see ecological justice

"I thought we had more democracy than we do."

In American society or even western culture, "We don't have a concept of enough."


"The goal is linking not ranking.""

"We have to start telling our stories."

"Make the next day different.'


The Women's Media Center


October 28, 2011 public address.

October 29, 1966 is the date that the modern American feminist movement was born, with the founding of NOW--the National Organization for Women--in Washington, D.C.

Gloria Steinem, social justice advocate, editor, writer and public speaker in the 19th century tradition of discourse spoke and took questions from the audience –thanks to Winter Park Institute (WPI), beginning October 28, the writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist will join a host of other leaders in her field for a weekend of lectures, theatrical presentations and forums designed to reinvigorate a dialogue on issues facing women today.


Doris Lessing reminds us that we can liberate our selves from the prisons we inhabit with respect to society. She insists “pressure groups are invaluable because they prevent society from going sleepy and uncritical." p. 68. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside, 1987.

In a very real sense, Lessing argues "Poor economies breed tyrannies," (p. 66) and we become prisoners of choice to our prejudices, our ignorance and our core beliefs. In doing so we are encouraged to construct traps as forceful as any prison, from which we cannot escape. A willingness to adapt today she insists demands that we learn to test our assumptions with the evidence from real social situations, understanding the historical depth of human striving for equality and a voice in social affairs that affect our lives. "We have reached a point" she feared "where if one values democracy, one is denounced as a reactionary." p. 64.

Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others, (2003).

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves To Death, (1982).

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, (1962).