Gloria Steinem

November 18, 2011 astridmartin1116

Gloria  Steinem–one of the most influential  woman activists of the 20th century,  is more than the typical activist many read in boring history books– she was an active feminist that stuck to her guns.  From contributions as a media spokesperson for Woman’s Liberation Movements all the way to founding the Ms. magazine, there was no doubt that Gloria Steinem influenced the society  we are living today. However, Gloria Steinem did not necessarily start out this way.

Before her glory days as a leader in the feminist movement during the late 60’s and 70’s, Steinem began as an accomplished journalist.  Believe it or not, her real entrance into feminism was an undercover look at the Playboy Club in 1963. This is why I love Gloria Steinem so much. Unlike our white powdered wigged leaders, Gloria Steinem was a women who acted on her beliefs in one of the most hilarious and adventurous way–dressing up as an actual playboy bunny. Ok before you make any negative judgements, I  must mention that Gloria Steinem  decided to go undercover as a playboy bunny as a way to go deep into the lifestyle behind the female bunny profession and prove to the world how degrading it really is.

Gloria Steinem is a great example of a feminist. Instead of moping around and doing nothing, Gloria Steinem is an example of what Feminists should be–active citizens

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  • 1. Ygoldbody  |  December 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I would have never guessed. I love what she did and how she went about doing it. She most definitely proved a point but not only that she did it in a way that proved a point all within itself. The other thing i love is that by going undercover she didn’t talk about play boy bunnies badly without being in their shoes. She did the best thing she could do and write about a first hand experience in such a role rather than being an outsider looking in.

  • 2. jaclynhemphill  |  December 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I always hear about how brave and amazing Gloria Steinem is, but in hearing that she went undercover as a playboy bunny, it made me have more respect for her. I think that we need more reports out there who are willing to put themselves in that situation and really see how it is.


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