Gloria Steinem Biography
Gloria Steinem is a writer, speaker, activist, and feminist organizer. She became a freelance writer after completing her college. As time went she became more engaged in women’s movement and feminism. She was part of the team that created New York Magazine and Ms. Magazine. She was Ms. Magazine editor for fifteen years and still serves as a consulting editor. She has been an outspoken champion of women’s rights since the late 1960s.
Gloria Steinem Age
Gloria Steinem was born on March 25, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio, the United States of America. She is 84 years. According to nationality, Steinem is an American and has a place with white ethnicity. She is the daughter of Ruth Nuneviller and Leo Steinem. Her father Jewish, while her mother Presbyterian, mostly German, and some Scottish descent
Gloria Steinem Husband
She married David Bale in 2000 in a Cherokee ceremony in Oklahoma. They were married for only three years before he died of brain lymphoma on December 30, 2003. Her husband, David Bale, 61, is the father of the English actor Christian Bale, who starred most recently in movies like American Psycho, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and current Ford V Ferrari.
Gloria Steinem Height and Weight
She weighs 119lbs and stands on a height of 5 ft 9 in.
Gloria Steinem Net Worth
Steinem has a net worth of $3 million.
Gloria Steinem Early Life and Education
She attended Waite High School in Toledo and Western High School in Washington, D.C and later joined Smith college where she studied government and graduated in 1956, with Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from Smith College she received a fellowship to study in India. She also received the first Doctorate of Human Justice awarded by Simmons College.
Steinem first worked for Independent Research Service after which she established herself as a freelance writer. One of her famous articles is 1963 expose on New York City’s Playboy Club. She went undercover for the piece, where she had to work as a waitress or a scantily clad “bunny” as they called them, at the club. In the late 1960s, she helped create New York magazine and wrote a column on politics for the publication. Gloria became more involved in the women’s movement after she reported on an abortion hearing given by the radical feminist group known as the Redstockings.
Steinem joined other prominent feminists, such as Betty Friedan and Bella Abzug in 1971 and formed the National Women’s Political Caucus, which worked on behalf of women’s issues. She also took part in launching the pioneering, feminist Ms magazine. As her public profile rose she got criticism from some feminists, including the Redstockings, for being associated with the CIA-backed Independent Research Service. That didn’t deter her from working harder, speaking out, lecturing, and organizing various women’s functions.
Gloria Steinem Journalism Career
She was given her first assignment by Clay Felker of the Esquire magazine to write an article regarding contraceptives. In 1962, she wrote an article about the way in which women are forced to choose between a career and marriage. In 1963, while working on an article for Huntington Hartford’s Show magazine, she got employed as Playboy Bunny at the New York Playboy Club. The article was published in 1963, as “A Bunny’s Tale”, she detailed how women were treated at those clubs and working conditions of the bunnies and especially the sexual demands made of them as they work in those clubs. She wrote for NBC-TV’s weekly satirical revue, That Was The Week That Was (TW3). She later got a job in 1968, at Felker’s newly founded New York magazine.
In 1969, she covered an abortion speak-out for New York Magazine, which was held in a church basement in Greenwich, New York. In 1972, she co-founded the feminist-themed magazine Ms. with Dorothy Pitman Hughes. That same year 1972, she became the first woman to speak at the National Press Club. In 1978, Steinem wrote a semi-satirical essay for Cosmopolitan titled “If Men Could Menstruate”. On March 22, 1998, Steinem published an op-ed in The New York Times (“Feminists and the Clinton Question”) in which, without actually challenging accounts by Bill Clinton’s accusers, she claimed they did not represent sexual harassment.
Gloria Steinem book tour
Steinem will be hosting an event at Congregation Emanu El 1500 Sunset Boulevard, Houston. The event will be presented by Brazos Bookstore, in partnership with Congregation Emanu El & the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. Nevertheless, she will be presenting her latest book” THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE”. In addition, the event will on Thursday, November 7, 2019
Gloria Steinem Books
My Life on the Road
Outrageous acts and everyday rebellions
Revolution from within
Doing Sixty and Seventy
Moving Beyond Words: Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender
The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader: As If Women Matter
Marilyn: Norma Jean
The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off! Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion
The Beach Book
Passion, Politics, and Everyday Activism: Collected Essays
Wonder Woman: Featuring over Five Decades of Great Covers
On Self Esteem and Scholars, Witches and Other Freedom Fighters
The Trouble with Rich Women
The Nazi Connection
James Baldwin, an Original
Feminist Family Values Forum: Mililani Trask, Gloria Steinem, Angela Davis, María Jiménez
A Balance Between Nature and Nurture: A “This I Believe” Essay
Schol0rs, Witches, and Other Freedom Fighters
Beatles in America: The 50th Anniversary
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Gloria Steinem Awards and Honors
She has received many awards including Penney-Missouri Journalism Award, the Front Page and Clarion awards, National Magazine Awards, an Emmy Citation for excellence in television writing, the Women’s Sports Journalism Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Writers Award from the United Nations, the James Weldon Johnson Award for Journalism, the University of Missouri School of Journalism Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism and the 2015 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.
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