Sister Sirens

Happy Birthday to The Face of Feminism, Gloria Steinem

Reposted from The New York Times.

This is What 80 Looks Like

by Gail Collins

Steinem at Urban ReThink, October 2012

Steinem at Urban ReThink, October 2012

Very few people have aged as publicly. It’s been four decades since she told a reporter, “This is what 40 looks like.” Back then many women, including Steinem herself, fudged their age when they left their 20s, so it was a pretty revolutionary announcement…

 For young women who were hoping to stand up for their rights without being called man-haters, she was evidence that it was possible to be true to your sisters while also being really, really attractive to the opposite sex.

Read the column here.



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