All I Want for Gloria Steinem's Birthday is for Young Women to Embrace Feminism

All I Want for Gloria Steinem's Birthday is for Young Women to Embrace Feminism

When asked to define what a feminist is, Ms. Steinem very wisely refers to the dictionary. Per the O.E.D., she or he is “An advocate of feminism, or women’s equality or rights.” Merriam-Webster’s says a feminist espouses “the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”

Pretty straightforward, right? Nothing negative about men, is there? Whether you are male or female, a star or not, it’s hard to say you aren’t on board with feminism when it is thus defined, isn’t it?

Maybe Shailene and Lady G. need to read more than the dictionary. Maybe they should check out a few pieces from Ms. Magazine, co-founded by one of our most treasured octogenarians. It’s high time they had their “click” moment.

Originally published at Purple Clover

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