Gloria Steinem on Why She’s Still Fighting for Women’s Rights

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Gloria Steinem has been at the forefront of the American women's movement since the late 1960s. The journalist and activist started out as a columnist for New York Magazine before founding Ms. Magazine, where she became a feminist leader and media spokeswoman on issues of equality. But while working American women are still getting paid less than men—78.6% of what similar men did in 2014—Steinem will continue her plight for women's rights. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women will not see equal pay until 2059. In honor of the 25th annual Women of the Year Awards, Glamour asked Steinem to reflect on her childhood, how she became a feminist, and why she's still fighting for equal rights.

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