the mother of feminism

Featured image // Gloria Steinem ARTIST Yale Joel DATE 1965 COLLECTION The Life Picture Collection SOURCE Getty

She launched her career as a journalist and it quickly shifted to social activist, writer, editor and lecturer.  As a prominent spokesperson and leader of the American feminist movement, she came to be known as the “Mother of Feminism”.

When Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes posed together in 1971, their revolution was well on its way. Together they founded Ms. Magazine and the Women’s Action Alliance. In 2013, Steinem and Pittman-Hughes reunited to recreate the iconic photograph and remind humanity that the fight for equality continues.

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Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes ARTIST Dan Wynn DATE 1971 COLLECTION Esquire Magazine Archives SOURCE

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Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes ARTIST Daniel Bagan DATE 2013 COLLECTION National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution SOURCE


‪”A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”‬ ~Gloria Steinem