Gloria Steinem, Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Education, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Quotes, Books

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Gloria Steinem Biography

Gloria Marie Steinem(Gloria Steinem) is a popular feminist journalist and social-political activist from America. Her breakthrough was when she was a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Gloria Steinem Age

Apparently, she was born in the year 1934 on the 25th of March in  Toledo, Ohio United States. She is therefore currently 89 years of age.

Gloria Steinem Height

Steinem’s body measurement height is at average and moderate stature, therefore her height stands at 5ft and 8 inches which is the same as 1.75 meters tall.

Gloria Steinem Weight

She has a moderate body measurement weight that is around 54 kilograms or in pounds is 119 lbs.


Gloria was born in Toledo, Ohio United States to loving parents. Her father was Leo Steinem was having a Jewish heritage and was the son of immigrants from Württemberg, Germany, and also from Radziejów, Poland

While her mother was Ruth was Presbyterian, mostly of German together with some Scottish descent. In addition, her family did move from place to place as her father Leo was doing trade as a roaming antique dealer.

When Gloria’s mother was around 34 years she had a nervous breakdown that led to her being unwell, and trapped in delusional fantasies that occasionally turned violent. Then at the age of ten in 1944, her parents separated.

Still, on that, Gloria’s father went to California to find work, while her mother left in Toledo with Gloria. So it was unfortunate her parents did divorce because of her mother’s illness which was very stressful. The separation of her parents did affect her emotionally and her personality.


She did attend Waite High School in Toledo and later went to  Western High School in Washington, D.C. After graduating from high school with good grades she went to  Smith College. In college, she did receive her A.B. magna cum laude and then graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Gloria Steinem Career

In her early career, in 1962Steinem wrote articles about women forced to choose between career and marriage in the book  The Feminine Mystique. Later in 1963 while working on her article by the name  Huntington Hartford in Show magazine, she was employed at the New York Playboy Club as a playboy.

In the year 1965, Gloria wrote for NBC-TV’s weekly satirical revue, That Was The Week That Was, contributing a regular segment that was entitled “Surrealism in Everyday Life“. She later did secure a job at Felker’s newly founded New York magazine in the year  1968.

In addition, she did cover an abortion speak-out for New York Magazine, which was been held in a church basement in Greenwich Village, New York in 1965. She cover it because she also had an abortion at the age of 22.

Furthermore, in the year 1972, she was the co-founder of the feminist-themed magazine Ms, it was alongside,

  1. Joanne Edgar
  2. Patricia Carbine
  3. Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  4. Mary Thom
  5. Nina Finkelstein
  6. Dorothy Pitman Hughes
  7. Mary Peacock

It all began as a special edition of New York, and Clay Felker did fund the first issue.

Steinem spoke at the 1977 National Women’s Conference 1977 November among other speakers such as  Betty Ford, Lady Bird Johnson,  Cecilia Burciaga, Lenore Hershey,  Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Lady Bird, and  Jean O’Leary.

In addition, Gloria wrote a semi-satirical essay for Cosmopolitan by name “If Men Could Menstruate” in which she did imagine a world where men menstruate instead of women.

Gloria Steinem’s Net Worth

Steinem as is a popular feminist journalist and social-political activist from America has a net worth that stands at $ 20 million dollars.

Gloria Steinem Husband

She was a wife to David Bale from 2000 to 2003 when her husband died in the year 2003.


Gloria has no biological children her husband died before they had kids.

Gloria Steinem Books

  • My Life on the Road
  • The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off! Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion
  • Revolution from within
  • Wonder Woman
  • The Beach Book Gloria Steinem
  • Marilyn: Norma Jean
  • Outrageous acts and everyday rebellions
  • Doing Sixty and Seventy
  • Moving Beyond Words
  • The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader: As If Women Matter
  • A Balance Between Nature and Nurture: A “This I Believe” Essay Gloria Steinem
  • Arab Spring Dreams
  • Feminist Family Values Forum

Gloria Steinem quotes

  1. “I began to understand that self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it.”
  2. “Women have two choices: Either she’s a feminist or a masochist.”
  3. “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”
  4. “I assumed that I would have to marry the man I wanted to become.”
  5.  “Men should think twice before making widowhood women’s only path to power.”‬
  6. “We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons … but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.”
  7. “Once we give up searching for approval we often find it easier to earn respect.”
  8. “We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach.”
  9.  “Don’t think about making women fit the world‬—‪think about making the world fit women.”‬
  10. “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.”
  11.  “Women are not going to be equal outside the home until men are equal in it.”