“A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.”
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore, 2016
Our HANX Women of the Month for March is none other than Gloria Marie Steinem (happy 83rd G!) and here are our three top reasons why:
1. Key in the Feminist Movement: As leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Gloria was pivotal in the movement towards gender equality.
2. Forever empowering women: Steinem’s vision as co-founder of the Women's Media Centre, "to make women visible and powerful in the media” is something the world needs.
3. Her beautiful way with words: We love her creative ability to write and express views, such as those on pornography versus erotica: "Erotica is as different from pornography as love is from rape, as dignity is from humiliation, as partnership is from slavery, as pleasure is from pain."
Fun fact: Steinmn didn't attend school regularly until the age of 11 years old!