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Gloria Steinem Biography

(1934– ), New York, Marilyn, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

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American activist, journalist, and lecturer, born in Toledo, Ohio, educated at Smith College. She became known as a journalist, first as an editor and political columnist with New York magazine, and as co-founder and editor of Ms magazine, which has played a powerful role in bringing feminist issues to a wide audience. A powerful and stirring public lecturer, Steinem's influence was manifest in the formation of consciousness-raising groups across the USA during the early 1970s. Among her works are the prize-winning essay ‘After Black Power, Women's Liberation’ (1969); Marilyn (1986), a biographical study dealing with the personal and public implications of media manipulation; Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983), a collection of Steinem's writings; Revolution From Within: A Book of Self Esteem (1992); and Moving Beyond Words (1994), a volume of essays that includes a reassessment of Freud.

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