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35 Inspiring Gloria Steinem Quotes From The Iconic Journalist

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Gloria Steinem is often referred to as 'The Mother of Feminism'.

Gloria Marie Steinem is an American journalist who wrote on feminism and social-political issues. She became famous as a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

Steinem was a co-founder of Ms. magazine. The article published by Steinem, called 'After Black, Women's Liberation' brought her national fame as a feminist leader. Some of her famous books are 'Marilyn', 'Revolution from Within' and 'My Life on the Road'.

Here are some of her famous quotes. If you are interested in similar quotes, also check Anais Nin quotes and Simone de Beauvoir quotes.

Gloria Steinem Feminist Quotes

Gloria was a journalist who was famous for her gender equality quotes. Listed below are the greatest Gloria Steinem quotes on feminism.

1."Don't think about making women fit the world‬—‪think about making the world fit women."‬

-Gloria Steinem.

2."The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."

-Gloria Steinem.

3."We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons, but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters."

-Gloria Steinem.

4."Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age."

-Gloria Steinem.

5."Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie."

-Gloria Steinem.

6."Now we know that, say, women can do what men can do—most folks would agree with that. But we don't know that men could do what women can do."

-Gloria Steinem.

7."Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood."

-Gloria Steinem.

8."I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing."

-Gloria Steinem.

9."A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men."

-Gloria Steinem.‬

10."Men should think twice before making widowhood women's only path to power."

-Gloria Steinem.

11."We are becoming the men we wanted to marry."

-Gloria Steinem.

12."Women have two choices: Either she's a feminist or a masochist."

-Gloria Steinem.

13."A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."

-Gloria Steinem.

14."I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers."

-Gloria Steinem.

15."The origins of violence against women by men are not biological. If that were the case, it would exist in every culture. And it doesn't exist in every culture."

-Gloria Steinem.

16."So whatever you want to do, just do it...Making a damn fool of yourself is absolutely essential.”

-Gloria Steinem.

17."The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn."

-Gloria Steinem.

18."Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."

-Gloria Steinem.

19."The purpose of feminism is to free the uniqueness of the individual and to understand that inside each of us is a unique human being who is a combination of heredity and environment."

-Gloria Steinem.

20." Once we give up searching for approval we often find it easier to earn respect."

-Gloria Steinem.

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Gloria Steinem Quotes On Marriage

Here are some of the iconic Gloria Steinem quotes. She was a feminist and had strong opinions on men and marriage.

21."Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner. It feels limitless, not limited."

-Gloria Steinem.

22."The surest way to be alone is to get married."

-Gloria Steinem.

23."I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career."

-Gloria Steinem.

24."Women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage."

-Gloria Steinem.

Gloria Steinem Quotes On Guns

This section includes quotes by Gloria Steinem which went viral. She had strong opinions and was never scared to speak up, as seen in these Gloria Steinem quotes guns.

25."If you believe banning Roe vs Wade will not stop abortions... but banning guns will stop gun violence. You might be a liberal."

-Gloria Steinem.

26."No young woman needing reproductive freedom has ever murdered a roomful of strangers."

-Gloria Steinem.

Feminist Gloria Steinem Quotes About Writing

Given below are some of her quotes on writing. Gloria Steinem loved to write and had published many books and articles under her name.

27."Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."

-Gloria Steinem.

28."Writing keeps me from believing everything I read."

-Gloria Steinem.

29."Writing is always harder than talking."

-Gloria Steinem.

30."I would write about issues and people I met along the way, but not about the process and the life of being on the road."

-Gloria Steinem.

31." I don't like  writing - I like having written."

-Gloria Steinem.

32."In every century, there are a handful of writers who help the human race to evolve."

-Gloria Steinem.

Gloria Steinem Quotes About Freedom

Given below are some of her opinions on freedom. She was always very vocal about women's rights to abortion.

33."The simple right to reproductive freedom - to sexuality as an expression that is separable from reproduction - is basic to restoring women's power, the balance between women and men, and a balance between humans and nature."

-Gloria Steinem.

34."The Power of the state stops at our skins. They can't restrict contraception [or] abortion. They can't take our kidneys. Bodily integrity is a principle."

-Gloria Steinem.

35."No, I’ll take responsibility for my own life, I am going to make a decision. And you know, to this day, I would raise flags on all public buildings to celebrate the chance I had to make that decision."

-Gloria Steinem.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Inspiring Gloria Steinem Quotes then why not take a look at Andrew Carnegie quotes, or Andy Warhol quotes.  

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