Gloria Steinem Quotes

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Gloria Steinem Quotes

It was a game, and life was the playing field.
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The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.

— Gloria Steinem

Voting isn't the most we can do, but the least. To have a democracy, you have to want one.

— Gloria Steinem

I was the only "girl writer," probably because the power to make people laugh is also a power, so women have been kept out of comedy. Polls show that what women fear most from men is violence, and what men fear most from women is ridicule. Later, when Tina Fey was head writer and star of Saturday Night Live, she could still say, "Only in comedy does an obedient white girl from the suburbs count as diversity.

— Gloria Steinem

But why didn't you leave? Why didn't you take my sister and go to New York?" she would say it didn't matter, that she was lucky to have my sister and me. If I pressed hard enough, she would add, "If I'd left, you never would have been born." I never had the courage to say: But you would have been born instead.

— Gloria Steinem

I recommend trying this kind of grassroots organizing for a week or a year, a month or a lifetime-working for whatever change you want to see in the world. Then one day you will be talking to a stranger who has no idea you played any part in the victory she or he is celebrating.

— Gloria Steinem

You know the hospital shows on television?" this woman asks. "When someone's heart stops and has to be restarted with electric paddles? That's what you and Margaret did for us. Please tell her daughter our hearts have been going ever since.

— Gloria Steinem

Feminism isn't called the longest revolution for nothing.

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Looking at traditional marriages, it seems the surest way for a woman to be alone is to get married.

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People waste more time waiting for someone to take charge of their lives than they do in any other pursuit.

— Gloria Steinem

No matter how hard I worked, whatever I accomplished was attributed to my looks. If you're working your ass off, then you don't want to be told that you only got whatever because of the way you look. It takes the heart out of you.

— Gloria Steinem

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