There isn’t much I can say about Ms Steinem that hasn’t already been said and in much better words. So much of her own writing and speeches will be eternally quotable (see below). For me, one of her funniest and “truthiest” essays of all time has to be “If Men Could Menstruate“. Every hypothetical scenario here is so scarily right on that, as we’re reading and chuckling, our hearts are sinking.
What Steinem has achieved in the cause of gender equality and how she continues to light the torches of so many others is beyond inspirational because she has both humanized and empowered women all over the world.
Recently, I listened to a re-run of an interview with her on this CBC Radio podcast. She was in her late-sixties then. What a sharp, bright and generous woman.
Ain’t that the truth…..