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In Conversation: Gloria Steinem and Suheir Hammad


This upcoming election may be the most important one in our lifetime, with  issues such as equal pay and Roe vs. Wade at the forefront of national discussion.  And with Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin running for office, women are beginning to confuse her as an icon of feminism, which is defined as “”the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.” Contradictory, no?

Well the real icon of feminism, Gloria Steinem, sits down with writer Suheir Hammad and talks about the misconceptions of feminism, not being a breeder, women in the workplace, and of course, Sarah “the Flintstones were real” Palin.

“Having someone who looks like you and behaves like them — who looks like a friend but behaves like an adversary—is worse than having no one.”

Make sure you read up an all the issues that are being discussed this election that can affect our rights as women, as well as our daughters and granddaughters!

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One Response to “In Conversation: Gloria Steinem and Suheir Hammad”

  1. Suheir was a mentor and friend and most of all a sister to me when I was in High School. We were both in El Puente Academy in Brooklyn. I am trying to get ahold of her, please give her my email!

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