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New Battle Over 'Cancel Culture' Is Getting Vicious

Dozens of writers, thinkers fire back at open letter in Harper's Magazine

(Newser) - Over 160 academics and journalists issued an open letter Friday in an ongoing battle over so-called "cancel culture," the Wrap reports. The letter rebuked an earlier letter —published in Harper's and signed by luminaries including Fareed Zakaria, JK Rowling, and Gloria Steinhem—that decried "the...

Michelle 'Changed History': Notes of Thanks in NYT

Gloria Steinem, Rashida Jones, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Jon Meacham express their gratitude

(Newser) - Michelle Obama has been using her last few months in the White House to tidy up her garden , make new friends , and take on Donald Trump . And four notables have penned thank-you notes to her for her efforts in the New York Times , which salutes the first lady for spending...

Steinem Feature a Disaster for Lands' End

Backlash, apology, more backlash

(Newser) - Gloria Steinem appears in the recently released Spring catalog for Lands' End, discussing her quest for women's equality. The interview "was innocuous, focused on women, in keeping with the brand, and in support of a charity," writes Laura Heller for Forbes , noting the company offered a way...

Gloria Steinem to Female Bernie Fans: Sorry for What I Said

Feminist icon says women back Sanders for a personal reason

(Newser) - Are young women supporting Bernie Sanders just to meet young guys? That's what Gloria Steinem seemed to be saying on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday night, MSNBC reports. "Women get more radical as we get older," Steinem says. "Men tend to get...

Steinem: When Called a Bitch, Use This Comeback

A simple thank you could help change people's minds, she says

(Newser) - The idea of an ambitious woman is less scary to people than it was in the 1970s, but "I thought we would be much further," Gloria Steinem says in an interview with Cosmopolitan , ahead of the release of her new memoir . "Still, if you don't play...

Miss Piggy Picks Up Prestigious Honor

She wins feminist award given to Sandra Day O'Connor, Toni Morrison

(Newser) - Miss Piggy has joined the ranks of female role models such as Sandra Day O'Connor, Toni Morrison, and Muriel Siebert, the first woman to trade on the New York Stock Exchange, reports the Washington Post . Like them, the muppet is now the recipient of a Sackler Center First Award...

DMZ March Blocked, Steinem Goes by Bus Instead

Feminists 'were able to be citizen diplomats,' she says

(Newser) - Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea today, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark event. The group of 30 women from 15...

Marisa Tomei Playing Gloria Steinem

In upcoming HBO miniseries

(Newser) - Gloria Steinem is getting her own HBO miniseries, and there are some big names attached: Marisa Tomei will play the feminist icon, as well as serve as executive producer alongside Kathy Najimy and George Clooney. Steinem herself is a consultant. Ms. will follow the journalist/activist in the early days of...

And the Medals of Freedom Go to...

Oprah, Clinton, Steinem among this year's recipients

(Newser) - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the executive order, signed by President Kennedy, establishing the highest US civilian honor. "The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours," President Obama said. "This year's honorees have...

Celebs Back Calif. Prisoners' Hunger Strike

Jay Leno, Bonnie Raitt, others sign letter to governor

(Newser) - California prisoners have been hunger striking since July 8 to protest the state's use of solitary confinement, and now they have a cohort of celebrities and other big names on their side. In a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown sent yesterday, Gloria Steinem, Jesse Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Jay Leno,...

Steinem, Fonda to Clear Channel, FCC: Dump Rush

Limbaugh's hate speech is eating valuable radio spectrum, feminists say

(Newser) - Three of the biggest names in American feminism—Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem—are calling on the FCC to yank the licenses of channels that air Rush Limbaugh, saying his "degrading" and "dehumanizing" language is not in the public interest. "Spectrum is a scarce government...

Palin's on the Wrong Side of Women's History: Steinem

But her rise has its benefits, Steinem says

(Newser) - Republicans may have thrown Sarah Palin a grand old party last night, but Americans can see through the bluster, Gloria Steinem opines in the Los Angeles Times. “This isn’t the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything...

Hillary Endgame Isn't a Battle in Gender War
Hillary Endgame Isn't a Battle
in Gender War

Hillary Endgame Isn't a Battle in Gender War

Clinton 'just a politician' to 30-something scribe, not feminist symbol

(Newser) - Women who treat Hillary Clinton's candidacy as a feminist symbol and see sexism in calls for her to quit don't quite make sense to Jonathan Chait, writing in the Los Angeles Times. "People of my generation tend to have a less personal view of Clinton," the 36-year-old writes....

Steinem on McCain's Vietnam Years: So What?

Feminist campaigner speaks out against militarism at Clinton event

(Newser) - Uber feminist Gloria Steinem downplayed John McCain's experience as a Vietnam POW in a stump speech for Hillary Clinton, and said Americans have behaved since George Washington "as if killing people is a qualification for ruling people," reports the New York Observer. Speaking of McCain's years as a...

Matthews: Hillary Jab Was 'Nasty'
Matthews: Hillary Jab Was 'Nasty'

Matthews: Hillary Jab Was 'Nasty'

Beleaguered Hardball host backs down from anti-Hillary remarks

(Newser) - It took protesters outside NBC's studios, a letter of complaint signed by Gloria Steinem, and a little pressure from on high, but after 10 days Hardball host Chris Matthews backed down from sexist remarks about Hillary Clinton, the Washington Post reports. He admitted last night that saying Clinton's political career...

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