Gloria Steinem

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By Bridget Berry, Wagner College 2017 “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of ¬†planning.” –¬†Gloria Steinem Starting in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem took charge of the Women’s Rights Movement and changed the way society looked at feminist issues. Her work is still relevant today, as she has become a public figure, best known for founding the first feminist magazine, as well as being honored in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Gloria Steinem is one of the most influential leaders of the past 50 years. Background Gloria Steinem was born on March 25, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio. Living with her single mother, Steinem’s views on women in society began to form at an early age. She saw her mother’s strife as a result of general hostility towards working women. She went on to attend...