Gloria Steinem - writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world - now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality. This is the story at the heart of My Life on the Road.
"Completely Changed Me"
She led a social revolution against sexual and racial barriers - now she tackles the barriers within ourselves. In this unique work writer and activist Gloria Steinem discusses the meaning of self-esteem - in the U.S. and around the world - using personal experiences and parables from the lives of people as diverse as Gandhi, Julie Andrews, and kids from Spanish Harlem.
A portrait of the singular author at 40, Gloria Steinem's James Baldwin, an Original finds Baldwin between rehearsals for his Broadway play, Blues for Mister Charlie, a tragedy loosely based on the murder of Emmett Till in Mississippi, as he attempts to get his vision from page to stage uncompromised - and wrestles with his growing fame as a writer and activist.
"Well written and insightful.."
With cool humor and rich intellect, Gloria Steinem strips bare our social constructions of gender and race, explaining just how limiting these invented cultural identities can be.
"Just when I thought I had perspective"
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions is Gloria Steinem's most diverse and timeless collection of essays. Since its publication in 1983 - a phenomenal success that sold nearly half a million copies-male and female readers alike have acclaimed it as a witty, warn, and life-changing view of the world "as if women mattered."
"Playboy Feminist of the Year"
Gloria Steinem offers her views on the interconnectedness between self-esteem and sexism, racism, politics, and physical and sexual abuse in this entertaining and educating program, recorded live in New York City.
"Amazing insight on equality. "
"It's a truism, for instance, that a few clothes are more shocking than none. But for women especially, bras, panties, bathing suits, and other stereotypical gear are visual reminders of a commercial, idealized feminine image that our real and diverse female bodies can't possibly fit. Without those visual references, however, each individual woman's body can be accepted on its own terms. We stop being comparatives. We begin to be unique."
Writer, lecturer, and feminist activist Gloria Steinem and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker sit down with Wilma Mankiller to discuss gender and politics in today's world. The three consider the path each took to became icons of the feminist movement, the ways religion plays into gender and power relations, and the future of feminism.
In Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote that "We must also do away with the conception that the treatment of the body is the affair of every individual." It was a direct slap at the feminist movement of Germany in the late 19th and early 20th century, an influential force for, among other things, divorce, contraception, and abortion; in short, for a woman's right to control her own body.
Once upon a time (just a few years ago), psychologists believed that the way we chose to communicate was largely a function of personality. If certain conversational styles were more common to one sex than the other (more abstract and aggressive talk for men, for instance, more personal and equivocal talk for women), then this was just another tribute to the influence of biology on personality.
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.
"Marilyn by Gloria! Great Perspective!"
Every writer's origin story is different. In How I Became a Writer, Gloria Steinem charts her unlikely journey from restless teen in Toledo, Ohio, to professional magazine writer in Manhattan - with sage advice and "random directives" for getting started.
In The Problem with Rich Women, Gloria Steinem explores how and why feminism failed to reach women in powerful families, and provides an urgent and persuasive argument for rebellion among upper-class women.
The famous activist and feminist on living an authentic life through recognizing both the importance of the self and the community.
Marie Wilson talks to activist and writer Gloria Steinem about women and leadership, the current political climate and the presidential election's engagement of women's issues. Wilson is executive director of The White House Project, an organization that seeks to advance women's leadership in all communities and sectors, by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse and critical mass of women. Steinem cofounded the Women's Media Center, New York Magazine and Ms. magazine.
"Great articulate dialogue!"
Where do we go from here, and what, practically, must we do to get there? When the contributers to Fabric of the Future were asked this question, the response was immediate and impassioned. Leading women thinkers representing the broadest spectrum of religion, philosophy, spirituality, and ethnicity surveyed the cultural landscape and offered their collective insight into how we can navigate these turbulent times.
Tonight on the program, a compilation of conversations with Gloria Steinem, Carol Burnett, and Peggy Noonan.
[Explicit Content] Before the women's movement came around in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem thought her options for the future were limited....
A few months ago, we mentioned that we were working on a couple of special episodes during Anna's maternity leave.