“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.”
– Gloria Steinem
I consider myself a feminist and I’ve always admired the work and words of Gloria Steinem. I was lucky enough to be invited recently to the beautiful home of Lynda and Syd Leibovitch for a panel discussion on feminism, economic justice, power and combatting a complacency in gender discrimination in our country.
Others on the panel included: Dorothy Q. Thomas, Interim President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women; Marissa Nuncio, Director of the Garment Worker Center in Los Angeles – a grantee of the Ms. Foundation for Women; Dolores Huerta, Labor Leader and Civil Rights activist; and Sharon Stone, actress and film producer.
It was a lively, interesting conversation, but my biggest takeaway was that, as women, we will always need our sisterhood. And of course meeting Gloria herself was inspiring – she’s gracious, lovely and kind, yet very powerful in an unassuming way.
She is truly a woman of great vision.