https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zl5qeF0aqs Gloria Steinem, a central figure in the women's liberation movement turned 80 years-old today. She is still one of the most prominent female voices in America.
Steinem got her big break after she went undercover as a Playboy bunny in New York's Playboy Club where she wrote about the awful pay and working conditions. Read "I was a playboy bunny" here. In 1971 she founded Ms. magazine, the first female-run magazine.
Here are 6 great Gloria Steinem quotes to inspire you:
"The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving."
"There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone."
"Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning."
"Women are not going to be equal outside the home until men are equal in it."
"Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before."
"A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after."