Motivational Gloria Steinem Quotes And Sayings
Inspirational Gloria Steinem Quotes

Motivational Gloria Steinem Quotes And Sayings

Motivational Gloria Steinem Quotes:- Gloria Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social-political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Inspirational Gloria Steinem Quotes

Most women’s magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.
Gloria Steinem

Inspirational Gloria Steinem Quotes

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

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.
Gloria Steinem

Law and justice are not always the same.
Gloria Steinem

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence – and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.
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I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
Gloria Steinem

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
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Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
Gloria Steinem

It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.
Gloria Steinem

We’ll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.
Gloria Steinem

A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.
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For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.
Gloria Steinem

Men should think twice before making widowhood woman’s only path to power.
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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

If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn’t it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?
Gloria Steinem

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.
Gloria Steinem

We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
Gloria Steinem

The first resistance to social change is to say it’s not necessary.
Gloria Steinem

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
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The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen’s skin.
Gloria Steinem

Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
Gloria Steinem

God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back.
Gloria Steinem

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
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If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.
Gloria Steinem

I will no longer be referred to as Miss Steinem of Ms. magazine.
Gloria Steinem

A movement is only composed of people moving. To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.
Gloria Steinem

Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle-class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
Gloria Steinem

Work is valued by the social value of the worker.
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Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.
Gloria Steinem

If you say, I’m for equal pay, that’s a reform. But if you say. I’m a feminist, that’s a transformation of society.
Gloria Steinem

The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.
Gloria Steinem

Unless we include a job as part of every citizen’s right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else’s idea of what need is.
Gloria Steinem

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

If you’re going to have a male-dominant system, to maintain the system, you have to teach men to dominate.
Gloria Steinem

Men may feel just disempowered by intimacy, by being close to a woman, and also by feeling the tender feelings that they’re ashamed of.
Gloria Steinem

If you ask men about their body image, they will tell you they look better than they do. And if you ask a woman, she’ll tell you she looks worse.
Gloria Steinem

Like so many women, I was living out the unlived life of my mother – so I wouldn’t be here. But the price I paid was that I distanced myself internally.
Gloria Steinem

When I was little, I knew that I was not adopted, but I actually imagined and hoped that I was – and that my real parents were going to come to get me.
Gloria Steinem

I didn’t go to school a full year until I was 11 or 12, so I lived in books. I really was an observer of life.
Gloria Steinem

Every social justice movement that I know of has come out of people sitting in small groups, telling their life stories, and discovering that other people have shared similar experiences.
Gloria Steinem

Obviously there is no such thing as race, and in many ways, sex is a continuum, not a binary. So it doesn’t make sense to label people in that way.
Gloria Steinem

You know there is a person inside every baby, right? And anybody who has ever met a baby knows there is already a person in there.
Gloria Steinem

People start to talk about post-racist, post-feminist. What does that mean? We do clearly not post either. Would you say post-democracy? Clearly we haven’t reached true democracy yet.
Gloria Steinem

Actually, I believe there are more independents than either Republicans or Democrats, and yet those are the… that is the choice we have on the party ballot.
Gloria Steinem

You can compel fear. You can even make someone feel they’re in love if they’re isolated and dependent for long enough. But laughter is free.
Gloria Steinem

What I’ve learned is that unless it’s an emergency, like a fire or brain surgery, hierarchy is not necessary and may be damaging. If you have a hierarchy, you’re repeating the strengths and weaknesses of one person without allowing for the accumulative strength of a group.
Gloria Steinem

What’s so valuable about HBO is they tell stories. We learn from stories.
Gloria Steinem

If you hear a statistic, you will make up a story to go with it, because our brains are organized on narrative. And you may very well make up a wrong story because you only have one fact, which is a statistic.
Gloria Steinem

To say ‘radical feminist’ is only a way of indicating that I believe the sexual caste system is a root of race and class and other divisions.
Gloria Steinem

The electoral system is not where change starts – it usually starts in communities and from the bottom up – but it is where change can be stopped.
Gloria Steinem

In a way, women are a psychic immigrant group.
Gloria Steinem

Whatever each individual woman is facing – only she knows her biggest challenge.
Gloria Steinem

Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women – or the welfare of anyone – depending on who controls it.
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If technology and medicine are used by women to have children or not to have children or to have healthier children – that’s one thing. But if it’s used to say, ‘You’re not a real woman unless you have a child; therefore, take all these dangerous hormones and have one at 54,’ then it’s another story.
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The deepest change begins with men raising children as much as women do and women being equal actors in the world outside the home. There are many ways of supporting that, from something as simple as paid sick leave and flexible work hours to attributing an economic value to all caregiving and making that amount tax-deductible.
Gloria Steinem

Until the masculine role is humanized, women will tend to be much better at solving dangerous conflicts.
Gloria Steinem

The danger of the Internet is cocooning with the like-minded online – of sending an email or twitter and confusing that with action – while the real corporate and military and government centers of power go right on.
Gloria Steinem

These poor women in academia have to talk this silly language that nobody can understand in order to be accepted, they think.
Gloria Steinem

If I read the word ‘problematize’ one more time, I’m going to vomit.
Gloria Steinem

Burnout is a way of telling you that your form of activism was perhaps not a very full circle.
Gloria Steinem

The Republican Party supported the Equal Rights Amendment before the Democratic Party did. But what happened was that a lot of very right-wing Democrats, after the civil rights bill of 1964, left the Democratic Party and gradually have taken over the Republican Party.
Gloria Steinem

I supported Hillary Clinton. She would have made an excellent president. I didn’t think she could get elected. I thought it was too soon.
Gloria Steinem

The women’s movement in England was totally against Margaret Thatcher.
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For twenty years, not a week went by when I wasn’t on a plane.
Gloria Steinem

I started our life as a writer, and writers write in part because they don’t want to talk.
Gloria Steinem

I remember someone once asked Jack Kennedy why he was paying such close attention to the renovation of the square across from the White House, and he said, ‘It may be the only thing my presidency is remembered for.’
Gloria Steinem

When I had a fellowship at the Smithsonian, I asked for a couch in the office because I liked to lie down and take a break.
Gloria Steinem

In a general way, anything that affects men is taken more seriously than anything that affects only women.
Gloria Steinem

When I’m talking to groups that are all men, we talk about how the masculine role limits them. They often want to talk about how they missed having real fathers, real loving, present fathers, because of the way that they tried to fit the picture of masculinity.
Gloria Steinem

Because we are communal creatures, if you’re with people who think you’re smart, you’re smart, and if they think you’re dumb, you’re dumb.
Gloria Steinem

Liberation does not come from outside.
Gloria Steinem

We are still behaving as if a worker really doesn’t have a family because the work pattern really was meant for men who really were the financial support but weren’t looking after their families. We need to change this, and we can easily do that.
Gloria Steinem

A parking lot attendant who’s a guy makes a lot more money than a child-care attendant who’s a woman.
Gloria Steinem

Rich cultures, patriarchal cultures, value thin women, like ours; poor ones value fat women. But all patriarchal cultures value weak women. So for women to become physically strong is very profound.
Gloria Steinem

Women tend to need the healthcare system more because we bear children. Insurance companies – not all of them, but many of them – ‘gender-rate.’ Women may pay 40% more for their health insurance than men do.
Gloria Steinem

Part of the reason that women go to college is to get out of the foodservice, clerical, pink-collar ghetto, and into a more white-collar job. That does not necessarily mean they are being paid more than the blue-collar jobs men have.
Gloria Steinem

Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decide how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.
Gloria Steinem

I am not patient.
Gloria Steinem

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

I looked up affirmative action once in Wikipedia, and it said, ‘A measure by which white men are discriminated against,’ and I got so mad.
Gloria Steinem

The problem for all women is we’re identified by how we look instead of by our heads and our hearts.
Gloria Steinem

Age brings freedom. When you’re young, you’re much more subject to the idea of what feminine is or how you should look or how you should behave.
Gloria Steinem

The Native American cultures on this continent, most of them, were matrilineal, and some women were the chiefs. Societies were about balance.
Gloria Steinem

How could you not love Norman Mailer? He was a total chauvinist, but also so vulnerable.
Gloria Steinem

It’s heartbreaking to watch people working against themselves.
Gloria Steinem

I was never against marriage per se. Before feminism, I didn’t think you had any choice. In fact, for a long time, I always assumed I would get married. I just didn’t see any marriages I wanted to emulate, so I kept putting it off.
Gloria Steinem

I’m lucky I don’t make my living in front of the camera.
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Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life.
Gloria Steinem

What we need to be able to do is count all human experience. So I would like to count the secretarial positions as good training places to take over the jobs of the bosses.
Gloria Steinem

Women are more than smart enough to see that McCain’s policies are a disaster… He is anti- every reproductive issue we’ve ever fought for.
Gloria Steinem

Women are liked better when they lose.
Gloria Steinem

Everything about aging in my experience so far has been a plus. Except for the death part!
Gloria Steinem

What happens at 50, more or less, you lose what you need to create another person, to sustain another person; you keep what you need to sustain yourself. And there’s something wonderful about that.
Gloria Steinem

Secretary of the state is far superior to the vice president because it’s involved in continuously solving problems and making policy and not being on standby.
Gloria Steinem

The question of whether one has one’s own political power or goes to work for someone else is not only a feminist question.
Gloria Steinem

We’re never going to have democratic countries or peaceful countries until we have democratic or peaceful families.
Gloria Steinem