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Straw-Man Feminism: What Beyoncé and Miley Have in Common

Straw-Man Feminism: What Beyoncé and Miley Have in Common

04.16.2014
After centuries of being objectified, our chief feminist demand, as reflected by the stars we've elevated to celebrity status, is the right...
My Mother's Gift

My Mother's Gift

04. 3.2014
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the first thought is, "Am I going to die?" When a woman finds out she's pregnant, she doesn't...
Ride That Elephant, Gloria Steinem

Ride That Elephant, Gloria Steinem

03.25.2014
Gloria's 80, I'm 75. So far, I've stopped lying and I'm doing my damnedest to get a new definition for 75. But I know if I'm lucky enough...
Gloria Steinem Turns 80

Gloria Steinem Turns 80

03.25.2014
I know Gloria's age, but it still astounds me, because her looks have changed little since the first time we met. Yes, a gentleman would...
Happy 80th Birthday, Gloria Steinem

Happy 80th Birthday, Gloria Steinem

03.25.2014
She answered to a far more powerful calling than the beauty with which she was born. The gift of Gloria Steinem is that she could walk...
Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem, Mother of Feminism

Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem, Mother of Feminism

03.25.2014
Imagine what we could accomplish in these next 50 years if we were to "think big, unite and use our power." Imagine women, men, girls and...
21 Ways Gloria Steinem Taught Us To Be Better Women

21 Ways Gloria Steinem Taught Us To Be Better Women

Alanna Vagianos  03.25.2014
Without Gloria Steinem's passionate zest for change and equality, women would not be where we are today. To celebrate the feminist author,...
Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

03.24.2014
Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that...
Celebrating Gloria Steinem's 80th Birthday

Celebrating Gloria Steinem's 80th Birthday

03.24.2014
I was an insecure and confused high school student when I first became aware of Gloria Steinem through the pages of my mother's issues...
Feminism: That New Word?

Feminism: That New Word?

03.20.2014
I was 27 years old. I had become enraged... as enraged as Gloria Steinem or Betty Friedan had been and it took me months to shake that...

What to Give Gloria On Her Birthday

03.18.2014
How could I sufficiently thank her for all she has given me -- particularly as a teenager growing up in the 1970s -- which included my...

Maria Shriver Shines a Light on the Financial Plight of Many American Women: "Paycheck to Paycheck" on HBO

03.17.2014
Introducing a new documentary at HBO, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," Executive Director Sheila Nevins paused...
Why It's So Important For Older Women To Share Their Stories

Why It's So Important For Older Women To Share Their Stories

03. 6.2014
During the 17 years I edited 'Ms.' I learned how to identify our history-in-the-making: if one woman is experiencing something, there are...
10 Quotes That Will Make You a 'Hopeaholic'

10 Quotes That Will Make You a 'Hopeaholic'

02.19.2014
"I'm not a dreamer, I'm a 'hopeaholic.'" And with those words, the inimitable Gloria Steinem set the tone not just for the inaugural 2014...