Gloria Steinem Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” –Gloria Steinem

Some people may be surprised by Steinem’s broader, more generous definition of feminism. It’s certainly not how most people think of feminism. We have all been fortunate to have a wonderful spokesperson in Gloria Steinem; we have all benefited from her voice, her work and her insights. She recently celebrated her 80th birthday. A few months ago, Gloria Steinem was also honored by President Obama with the Presidential Medal of FreedomĀ  Steinem is a renowned writer and activist for women’s equality. She was a leader in the women’s liberation movement, co-founded Ms. magazine, and helped launch a wide variety of groups and publications dedicated to advancing civil rights. Ms. Steinem has received dozens of awards over the course of her career, and remains an active voice for women’s rights.

Watch this short interview with Steinem after being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=013zj1KNeIE
For more information visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/medal-of-freedom

 

 

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