Topic: feminist movement

Amelia Earhart Is The Ultimate Feminist Icon – And She Still Has Lots To Teach Us

Amelia Earhart Is The Ultimate Feminist Icon - And She Still Has Lots To Teach Us

Today is Amelia Earhart‘s day. It would be her 115th birthday. She’s been honored with her own Google doodle. And today, we learned that the $2.2 million expedition to find the wreckage of her last ill-fated flight was unsuccessful. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery failed to get the evidence it was looking for about Earhart’s disappearance with her navigator Fred Noonan. It has been 75 years and we’re still searching for Amelia Earhart. More »

What We Learned From ‘Gloria: In Her Own Words’

What We Learned From 'Gloria: In Her Own Words'

Truman Capote wrote in his classic novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “If you let yourself love a wild thing, you’ll end up looking at the sky.” It was Holly Golightly who so famously uttered those words, both in the story and in the film version in 1961, and it was also that character to which feminist icon, Gloria Steinem related. She even attributes the blonde streaks she put in her hair in the 1960′s as a tribute to Capote’s beloved, yet gorgeously flawed (and tragic) heroine.
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Sheryl Sandberg: “My Life Is Better Because Of Gloria Steinem”

Sheryl Sandberg: "My Life Is Better Because Of Gloria Steinem"

Sheryl Sandberg recently wrote an article for The Huffington Post on the upcoming HBO documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words, which looks at the life of feminist Gloria Steinem. Sandberg wrote, “As I watched her evolve from a journalist forced to cover patterned pantyhose to an activist demanding equality for women, the simple truth struck me over and over again: my life is better because of Gloria Steinem.” More »