November 21, 2015 |
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem took the stage Thursday at the 12th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Center City, and about 8,000 women seemed to hang on her every word - and her counsel to "become whole by venturing outside the home. " At the keynote luncheon, Steinem was joined by and traded questions with actress/businesswoman Jessica Alba, who talked about how she founded the Honest Company, a personal-care products enterprise. Alba recalled how, at age 5, she began calling herself a feminist.
June 27, 2014 |
Madelyn B. Tripp, 93, of Bryn Mawr, a professor, author, and passionate leader of the women's movement of the 1970s and 1980s, died of cancer Wednesday, June 18, at the Beaumont at Bryn Mawr retirement community. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Tripp, known as "Maggie," was proud to have taken classes at Penn's Wharton School of Business, said Alan Tripp, her husband of 73 years. Ms. Tripp was an entrepreneur, owning a flower delivery service, an international gift shop, and a Philadelphia art gallery.
June 5, 2014
ISSUE | GLORIA STEINEM Disappointing legacy in so many ways Gloria Steinem grew up in a time when women dreamed, as Sally Friedman attests, of marriage, kids, and a home - a path Steinem rejected ("Gratitude to the woman still reshaping womanhood," May 27). Yet how many millions of women (and men) since the '60s have sought therapy, spent millions on reproductive specialists, written to advice columnists, and even tried online dating services in pursuit of the elusive, satisfying relationship or successful pregnancy?
May 28, 2014 |
Even now, I blush at the memory. When I was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, one of my first assignments was to write an essay in English 101 about my expectations of this distinguished university. I blithely went ahead and wrote that while I did hope to learn about all sorts of wondrous things, my real goal was to meet the man I would marry. The teaching assistant wrote an excoriating note to me. And I deserved it. My only consolation is that such was the mind-set of the suffocating 1950s, the era when our dreams were largely of marriage, kids, and a home straight out of a Doris Day/Rock Hudson romp.
April 22, 2013
NOW THAT THE legislation for further background checks for gun control has failed, where are we going? I think this proposal was just a smokescreen to make people think that something was actually going to happen. Expanded background checks are not the answer to controlling gun violence. What we really need are controls on semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. We should also have automatic jail sentences for those caught with an unregistered gun. If you want a licensed handgun in your home, that's certainly your right, and I have no objection.
October 19, 2011 |
Ever the radical, at 77 Gloria Steinem posits a pretty good view of what it means to grow old: still writing, speaking and traveling, hanging around with all her ex-lovers. Really? Ex-lovers? "The thing about aging," she said in a phone interview last week from her home in Manhattan, "is all your old lovers, pretty much if they were really friends, become your family. It's great. You have those terrible feelings of possessiveness and uncertainty go out the window. You have what you shared.
August 15, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Despite spending more than 40 years in the public eye as the face and voice of the women's liberation movement, Gloria Steinem says she still finds it awkward to talk about herself. "I always feel like I should be doing what you're doing," Steinem says to a reporter with a smile. Instead, Steinem, now 77, is promoting the HBO special Gloria: In Her Own Words , which looks at her life from frustrated journalist to tireless crusader for women's rights. She says she's as uncomfortable being called a leader as she is talking about herself.
September 6, 2000 |
QUOTE "I found there were a lot of other things going on that were fun to do. " - Seventy-two-year-old crooner Andy Williams, who briefly gave up singing and touring to recover from a polyp on his vocal cords If a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle, how do we find ourselves reporting on the wedding of Gloria Steinem? The feminist icon has become a surprise first-time bride, at age 66. The author and speaker wed South African-born entrepreneur David Bale, 61, Sunday in Stilwell, Okla.
October 6, 1993 |
Author-activist Gloria Steinem arrives in Center City to speak to the Forum of Executive Women. Steinem conducted an open forum yesterday with the group, which promotes greater leadership roles for women.
April 13, 1992 |
Some people came with feminist Gloria Steinem's recent book tucked under their arms, apparently hoping that while she helped Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Lynn Yeakel raise money, Steinem would take a moment to give out her autograph. But Steinem didn't come. She had to cancel because of serious sinus problems and a high fever, Yeakel's campaign workers said. The famous feminist sent a statement of support for Yeakel by fax machine. Yeakel, founder of Women's Way, worked the crowd anyway.