International Women’s Day From Gloria Steinem’s Perspective

International Women’s Day From Gloria Steinem’s Perspective

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Gloria Steinem has been one of the most well-known spokespeople for equal rights, specifically women’s, since the start of her journalism career in the late 1960s and early 1970s. At the age of eighty-six, she is still an activist, traveling around the world as an organizer and lecturer speaking on issues of equality. For 2021’s International Women’s Day she spoke with the magazine Variety’s Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller and how women ‘just need to keep going,’ even though there is a darkness that resides within the halls of equality. She admits that one of the main reasons that women are under …

This Author’s Story of Dealing With Sexism Will Surprise You

This Author’s Story of Dealing With Sexism Will Surprise You

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You seem so nice. This is something people often say to bestselling thriller writer Lisa Unger upon meeting her. It seems strange that people should be surprised, considering her books are no more violent than the usual psychological thriller. They’re not gory, they’re not showy. So why do some feel so baffled that she is writing violence that is none too different to that of her male counterparts? You already know the answer, as does Lisa Unger. In fact, when asked about why she writes about violence against women in her books, she responded, “I’ll stop writing about it when …