What does it mean to be a feminist? In her first speech as UN women goodwill ambassador, Emma Watson said feminism has become synonymous with "man-hating," but by definition, it is simply “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities." Social activist, writer, editor, and lecturer Gloria Steinem has been a proud feminist and champion of women's rights since the late 1960s. She led the charge for the women's movement when she made the jump from journalist to activist, launching Ms. Magazine and writing several books on the topic of women's rights and gender equality, something she continues to fight for today at age 81.
"The truth is that women can't be equal outside the home until men are equal in it," Steinem told The New York Daily News. With the release of her new book, My Life on the Road, we compiled some of Gloria's most empowering quotes. Scroll down to read more, and click on the quotes to read the full interview.
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