Posted on August 15, 2011
Gloria Steinem has been known as an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist. She became nationally recognized as a leader of and media spokeswoman for, the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s. She was first pushed into national fame as a feminist leader when she fought for abortion rights in 1969, that along with her article “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” being published. In 2005 she joined Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan to co-found the ‘Women’s Media Center’ which is an organization that works to amplify the voices of women in the media through advocacy, media and leadership training, and the creation of original content. As of late Steinem currently involves herself in politics and media affairs as a commentator, writer, lecturer, and an organizer, campaigning for candidates and reforms and publishing books and articles. HBO's documentary ‘Gloria: In her own words’ takes a look inside the life of Gloria Steinem. ‘Gloria: In her own words’ chronicles her emergence as a driving force in the modern women’s liberation movement. In the early 1960s she got a job as a Playboy Bunny at the New York Playboy Club and wrote an expose that made her famous. The article featured a photo of Steinem in Bunny uniform and detailed how women were treated at those clubs. Sheila Nevins, the longtime president of HBO’s documentary film division, calls Steinem “next to my mother, the most important woman I’ve ever met.” Mr. Steinem has insisted that the fight for equal rights for women has been a collective effort and at first rejected a documentary that was focused solely on her. Eventually at the age of 77, she agreed to the HBO film project. She has been a steady presence in the media over the years, showing up in other documentaries, attending talk-show interviews, and even playing herself on television in series like ‘The L Word”. She has also worked with HBO before. She conceived and narrated the 1993 documentary “Multiple Personalities: The Search for Deadly Memories,” as we as co-producing the 2981 “She’s Nobody’s Baby: A History of American Women in the 20th Century.” Don’t miss a chance to see a look into the life of Gloria Steinem, tonight on HBO at 9pm. To add HBO to your programming visit us at Dish Systems or call (866)989-3474. What important figure has made an impact on your life?