Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014. Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK. Raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. Helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. Started agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone. Teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, created the first battered women’s shelters in history.
Don't listen to me. Listen to yourself. People ask me at this age who am I passing the torch to? First of all, I'm not giving up my torch, thank you! I use my torch to light other people's torches ... if we each have a torch, there's a lot more light.
Start the weekend off with some wise and witty words from feminist, Gloria Steinman, who also shares a passion for women's rights. Just like a fish doesn't need a bicycle, we do not need to be economically dependent right? Heres to female independence!
"Sometimes a mom will come up to me and say her teenage daughter doesn't know who I am. I don't care if she knows who I am. I care if she knows who she is." On reality television - "Women are portrayed as ornaments. The media shapes our views of what we can be. ... I'm not trying to demonize these people. I don't know the Kardashians or Snooki. But what is going to happen to Snooki later in life?" -Gloria Steinem