Only Gloria Steinem, arguably the most influential women’s rights activist in the world today, can pack in a semester’s worth of gender studies and history lessons in 60 minutes, and make it as engaging
and empowering as a political rally. Steinem, who is about to release her memoir My Life on the Road, stopped by the Hearst Tower on Wednesday night as part of the Hearst MasterClass interview series. The activist, organizer, and journalist dropped some serious wisdom in a one-on-one conversation withCosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles that covered the election, gender pay gap, and reproductive rights. Here are some of her best quotes…
On Rethinking the Patriarchy
“All of our courses in economics should start with reproduction, not production.”
“I had this thought that we should have this massive education campaign pointing out that the Pope and all of the other patriarchal religions that dictate to women in this way, accusing them of global warming. Because the human load on this earth is the biggest cause of global warming, and that is because of forcing women to have children they would not on their own choose to have … I’m glad the Pope spoke out about global warming and it was very helpful, but does he know he’s causing it?”
Pope Francis… marxist… socialist… and now… causer of global warming.
Can’t wait to see what those suffering from PFDS come up with next.
Crossposted at Brutally Honest.