Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem, 1972

Gloria Steinem was born on this day, March 25, in 1934. The American feminist, journalist, and social political activist became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Steinem was a columnist for New York magazine, and a co-founder of Ms. magazine. In 1971, she co-founded the National Women’s Political Caucus and co-founded the Women’s Action Alliance which, until 1997, provided support to a network of feminist activists and worked to advance feminist causes and legislation. In the 1990s, Steinem helped establish Take Our Daughters to Work Day, an occasion for young girls to learn about future career opportunities. In 2005, Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan co-founded the Women’s Media Center, an organization that “works to make women visible and powerful in the media”. She remains an organizer and lecturer, and a media spokeswoman on issues of equality.