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Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem, Spanish writer, editor, advocate. Coined phrase "reproductive freedom" during 1972 national abortion debate. Member of Author's Guild, Society Magazine Writers, National Press Club, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, National Organization of Women, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Steinem, Gloria was born on March 25, 1934 in Toledo.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Government, magna cum laude (honorary), Smith College, 1956. Postgraduate (Chester Bowles Asian fellow), India, 1958. D. Human Justice, Simmons College, 1973.

      Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Simmons College.

    Career

    • Co-director, director educational foundation Indiana Research Service, Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City, 1959-1960. Contributing editor Glamour Magazine, New York City, 1962-1969. Co-founder, contributing editor New York Magazine, 1968-1972.

      Feminist lecturer, since 1969. Co-founder, editor Mississippi Magazine, 1971-1987, columnist, 1980-1987, consultant editor, since 1987. Active various civil rights and peace campaigns including United Farmworkers, Vietnam War Tax Protest, Committee for the Legal Defense of Angela Davis (treasurer, 1971-1972).

      Active political campaigns of Adlai Stevenson, Robert Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, Shirley Chisholm, George McGovern. Co-founder, board directors Women's Action Alliance, 1970-2001, (now Feminist Majority Foundation). Co-founder, convenor, member national advisory committee National Women's Political Caucus, 1971.

      Co-founder, president board directors Mississippi Foundation for Women, 1972-1990. Founding member Coalition of Labor Union Women, 1974, President Voters for Choice, 1979. Member International Women's Year Commission, 1977, president Choice United States of America, co-founder, chairman Liberty Media for Women, 1998 (current owner and operator Mississippi mag).

      Editorial consultant, Conde Nast Publications, 1962-1969, Curtis Publishing, 1964-1965, Random House Publishing, since 1988, McCall Publishing.

    Major achievements

    • Coined phrase "reproductive freedom" during 1972 national abortion debate.

    Works

    • Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem
    • The well-know women's rights activist and feminist connects the external revolution to an internal revolution of spirit and consciousness, offering readers parables from the lives of figures as diverse as Mahatma Gandhi and Julie Andrews.
    • Marilyn: Norma Jeane
    • In this sensitive, provocative portrait of Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Steinem reveals the woman behind the myth--the child Norma Jean--and the forces in America that shaped her into the fantasy and icon that has never died.

    Membership

    Member of Author's Guild, Society Magazine Writers, National Press Club, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, National Organization of Women, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Daughter of Leo and Ruth (Nuneviller) S. Granddaughter of suffragette Pauline Steinem. Married David Bale, September 3, 2000 (deceased December 30, 2003).

      Step-son Christian Bale.
    • father: Leo Steinem
    • mother: Ruth (Nuneviller) Steinem
    • spouse: David Bale
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    Born March 25, 1934
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    Ethnicity:
    • 1956
      magna cum laude (honorary)
    • 1958
      India
    • 1973
      Simmons College
    • 1962 - 1969
      contributing editor Glamour Magazine
    • 1968 - 1972
      co-founder
    • 1969
      feminist lecturer
    • 1971 - 1987
      co-founder
    • 1980 - 1987
      co-founder
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