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Social activist, writer, editor, and lecturer Gloria Steinem has been an outspoken champion of women's rights since the late 1960s.
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Gloria Steinhem is a key figure in the woman's movement and feminism. Her writing has helped change the lives of women around the world. Video courtesy of Open Road Media.
Watch a short video about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and how she influenced a generation of women suffragettes, including Susan B. Anthony.
Susan B. Anthony was a prominent women's rights activist in 19th century America who initiated the women's suffrage movement. She was active in the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War.
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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.
Steinem continues to work for social justice. As she recently said, "The idea of retiring is as foreign to me as the idea of hunting."
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