The fourth annual DVF Awards brought out some of an impressive collection of powerful women April 5. Gloria Steinem was among the group, and she told HollywoodLife.com what she thinks about modern-day feminists.
Before Lena Dunham, there was Gloria Steinem. The 79-year-old author and women’s rights activist told HollywoodLife.com what she thinks about the new generation of feminists, particularly in Hollywood, and how they’re changing the world by following in her extremely successful footsteps.
Gloria Steinem Is Thrilled That Feminism Is Growing
Gloria said she was extremely honored to be at the DVF Awards, which recognized women who work to transform the lives of other women. This year, the ceremony was held in New York City at the United Nations.
“It means that the women’s movement has occupied the United Nations,” Gloria excitedly told us. “Some time ago, we once occupied the whole first floor to demonstrate for child care at the UN. I think this is the first time since then.”
Known for being a famous feminist, Gloria explained that it’s a much different world than when she began as a women’s activist, and that the younger generation is stepping up like never before. As for Lena’s efforts, Gloria said was impressed by the Girls star.
There are many more young feminists now than there are older ones. And even though the opposition or the Rush Limbaugh’s of the world keep trying to declare feminism over, it’s actually much much bigger, even if you just look at the public opinion polls, and who calls themselves a feminist. Now, its 30 percent of men for instance in addition to the majority of women.
But when it comes to empowering women through songs — or dissing men the way that Taylor Swift does through her lyrics — Gloria chooses to remain neutral.
“Ah, it’s not for me to judge,” she told us. “The whole idea is that we give each other the power to do what’s right for each of us.”
We agree, Gloria! What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Does Lena make a good feminist?
— Emily Longeretta
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