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Gloria Steinem is one of the foremost feminist thinkers of the late twentieth century. As a journalist she has helped shape feminist dialogue and had an influence on the political landscape. She first achieved widespread public attention when she published an article entitled "I Was a Playboy Bunny," in which she wrote about her experiences as a waitress in one of Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansions. With other feminist leaders of the sixties and seventies she cofounded the National Women's Political Caucus. She went on to cofound both NEW YORK magazine and MS. magazine. Throughout the nineties Steinem has continued to be a leading voice of modern feminism.


1934 She was born in Toledo, Ohio. (March 25)

1946 Her parents divorced and she settled in Toledo with her mother.

1956 She graduated from Smith College and went to India.

1958 She worked for the Independent Research Service.

1960 She began working as a journalist in New York City.

1963 She published "I Was a Playboy Bunny" which gained her notoriety.

1968 She co-founded NEW YORK magazine, and began writing the column, "The City Politic," for it.; She attended her first meeting with the feminist group Redstockings.

1971 She helped found the National Women's Political Caucus. (July); She helped create MS. Magazine

1972 She helped found the MS Foundation for Women.


1986 MARILYN was published.

1992 REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN was published.

1994 MOVING BEYOND WORDS was published.