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30 Powerful Gloria Steinem Quotes To Increase Your Feminist Zeal

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Gloria Steinem might want to live in a world where her written works are no longer relevant, but much of what Steinem so radically wrote about feminism and inequality through the 60s and 70s remains just as pertinent now as it was then. Which is a testament both to her extreme insight and bravery, but also to the shoddily paved brick road we’re being led down under a guise of “gender equality.”

The woman is a genius and an inspiration, and her perspectives on feminism, equality and governance are unapologetic and bold–sometimes I think feminism needs not so much as a makeover or rebranding but a renaissance to this bolder way of thinking. So let these 30 Gloria Steinem quotes whip up your latent feminist zeal.

If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at…

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5 Stupid Clichés We Need To Stop Using

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1. “Time heals all wounds.”

What??? There is no context in which this is even remotely true or logical. Time doesn’t heal all wounds – not even in the most basic, literal sense. Examples include everything from chipped teeth to severed limbs to the fact that you weren’t popular in high school. The latter debunks the figurative meaning of this cliché, which is that time also heals psychological and emotional wounds (i.e., “What’s that Bill, your wife and kids left you? Well, uh, time heals all wounds! So, good luck with that!”). You don’t need me to tell you that this is just outrageously dumb.

Revised cliché:“Time heals some wounds, like paper cuts and most low-grade rashes, but fails to address many others, forcing you to bury them deep down inside where they fester on your soul like mold on a damp sock.”

2. “The apple doesn’t fall far…

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