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Gloria Marie Steinem (1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s.

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Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.


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Law and justice are not always the same.


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Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power.


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A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.


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Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.


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It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.


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The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.


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America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.


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If you say, I'm for equal pay, that's a reform. But if you say. I'm a feminist, that's a transformation of society.


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A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.


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We'll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.


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Hope is a very unruly emotion.


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If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?


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The only thing I can't stand is discomfort.


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Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.


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A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.


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Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.


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Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.


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Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.


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We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.


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I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.


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Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.


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If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?


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I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.


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Most women are one man away from welfare.

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