Thank You, Gloria Steinem.

23 Jun

There are many things to thank Gloria for, but one is her constant support of young women. Yesterday, in an interview with Katie Couric, she said this:

“If you ask young women if they support the women’s movement, 90 percent do, as compared to about 70 percent of older women. I think young women should sue for libel, frankly, for the misrepresentation of their views.”

Love.

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4 Responses to “Thank You, Gloria Steinem.”

  1. Shelby Knox June 23, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    I constantly adore how Gloria not only insists young feminists exist but also insists we be given the space and respect by her generation to do so.

    Another favorite Gloria quote on the topic, responding to the oft asked question about why young women aren’t grateful for 2nd Wave gains: “I don’t want them to be grateful. We didn’t walk around being grateful for the vote. I’d rather them be pissed off at all that hasn’t been done – and they are.”

  2. Shayna June 23, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    Both are excellent – and true – quotes! Let’s face it – there’s only so many hours in a day, and if we spend our time fighting amongst ourselves about who did what, who’s entitled to what, etc., then that’s time we’re not spending fighting for what actually matters – to all of us.

  3. Serena June 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    Amen! It’s nice to see a leader of the movement like Gloria Steinem putting the facts out there. Debate is over. We’re not apathetic – Gloria Steinem said so! :)

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