Next Monday night, HBO is showing a documentary called Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words. An activist, feminist, journalist and writer, Steinem co-founded Ms Magazine and spent her life advocating for women’s equality. Here’s her blog for more of her accomplishments towards this end.
The HBO special airs on the18th at 9-10pm, and the Women’s Media Center has an entire page focused on it.
Steinem is using this platform to address the question, “What do you want the future of feminism to look like?”
Here’s my response:
I want the future of feminism to look like empowerment — the kind of empowerment that addresses the way women are treated in the family structure, at work, in the media, and in politics.
I want the future of feminism to be all about equality and fair treatment, just as Gloria Steinem intended it to be when she began her fight for all of us. I want the future of feminism to unlock doors and break down walls and crack glass ceilings that my daughter will undoubtedly face and have to struggle against.
Here’s Gloria Steinem at the beginning: