Gloria steinem doing sixty and seventy
Doing Sixty and Seventy by Gloria SteinemThe only reason I didnt give this five stars is because I wanted more. It is more of an essay than anything.
Aging feels like a process of the body, the concrete, the comparable, the mind. Making death real for even a millisecond feels like a mystery of the heart.
The older I get, the more intensely I feel the world around me; the more connected I feel to nature; the poignancy I find not only in very old people but also in children; the more likely I am to feel rage when people are rendered invisible, and also my own place; the more I risk saying no even if yes means approval; and most of all the more able I am to use my own voice, to know what I fell and say what I think.
I used to take pleasure going to the feminist seder. Lately Ive been wondering: Why start with anything that must be so changed, so fought against? Why not begin with the occasions of our own lives and create ceremonies we need for births or marriages, adopting friends as chosen family or setting off on a new adventure, recognizing divorce as a life passage, or a new home as a symbol of a changing self?
Gloria Steinem didnt break the mold, she made an entirely new one.
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Steinem was a columnist for New York magazine, and a co-founder of Ms. In , Steinem, Jane Fonda , and Robin Morgan co-founded the Women's Media Center , an organization that works "to make women visible and powerful in the media". Her mother was Presbyterian , mostly of German including Prussian and some Scottish descent.
Doing Sixty and Seventy by Gloria Steinem (2006, Hardcover)
A powerful and moving treatise on the surprises of aging from an influential feminist writer and activist who thinks beyond stereotypes The older I get, the more intensely I feel about the world around me. Updating Doing Sixty almost a dozen years later is a way of talking with a previous self. Even mentioning the unknown is a change. Well into my fifties, I had ignored aging in a way that was great for activism. At sixty, I was thinking about aging and leaving the center of life.
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I'm not sure I want to call it a book, it's less than 70 pages. I was excited to read this, as I've never read anything by Gloria Steinem before. Doing Sixty and Seventy. Gloria Steinem. Gloria Steinem became a spokesperson for issues about aging quite accidentally after declaring to a reporter on the occasion of her fortieth birthday, "This is what forty looks like.
Gloria Steinem on keeping the women's movement 'revolutionary'
In a world still plagued by injustice, Steinem remains at the front of the fight for equality, traveling around the globe to spark meaningful dialogue and positive change for women and men! The knowledge Steinem has gained from decades of activism can be found in her writing. Below, we break down the most essential Gloria Steinem books—from her memoirs to her essay collections—that examine life, gender politics, age and even Marilyn Monroe with the intelligence, warmth, and fearlessness that has made her one of the most beloved feminist icons ever. Steinem was a columnist and co-founder of Ms. A major hit in the s, Marilyn introduces readers to the woman behind the Hollywood starlet.
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