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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

If the shoe doesn’t fit, must we change the foot?

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Gloria Steinem

Never afraid to speak truth to power, feminist activist and journalist Gloria Steinem called out the harmful, outdated systems of American society when she asked this question in her 1983 book, “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.” Steinem argued that the country’s prejudiced policies and sexist culture often failed to protect its people, and that instead of trying to change each individual to fit the mold, the system itself needed a radical transformation. Like so much of her pioneering work in the 20th century, her words remain relevant to this day.

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