Gloria Steinem Knows The Truth Will Piss You Off

mamamia book club

18 Jan 2020 · 36 minutes

Gloria Steinem Knows The Truth Will Piss You Off
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It was Gloria Steinem who said, “The truth will set you free… but first it will piss you off.”

Now, 62 years since she wrote her first book, ‘The Thousand Indias’, Steinem has published a book of her most iconic quotes.

“Without leaps of imagination” she once wrote, “or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

And then there was, “Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.”

Now 85, Steinem is the author of eight books, and best known as one of the most effective and admired spokespeople of the American feminist movement. 

So, what is she currently pissed off about? And has the world actually changed that much since feminism challenged everything?

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Your host is Jessie Stephens. 

Leah Porges is the producer of Mamamia Book Club. 

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