Feminist icon, activist, and writer Gloria Steinem turned 75 Wednesday. Happy Belated Birthday!
I would like to take a moment to celebrate.
She has been a role model in my life, and surely millions of others.
An exhaustive list of her contributions and achievements is beyond the scope of this article and can be found elsewhere. Plus, I’m hoping that you’re already familiar with a few. She’s pretty outspoken. (If not, at least read the damn Wikipedia article.)
Instead, I would like to present a clip from her Address to the Women of America, given in 1971, in which she discussed much more than just gender. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of the twentieth century. You can hear it here.