On Wednesday night, Sixth and I Historic Synagogue hosted feminist icon Gloria Steinem, in conversation with her longtime friend Congresswoman Maxine Waters. The 81-year-old read from her newest book, “My Life on the Road,” that chronicles her life as an activist and women’s rights champion through her itinerant lifestyle. Steinem also used the opportunity to share her personal side, showing humility and empathy to both the moderator, her longtime friend, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, as well as any and all of the women (and men!) who asked questions. Below are just five of the many things Gloria Steinem shared with the crowd:
1. Blessed art Thou, O L-rd our G-d, King of the universe who hast created the fruit of the vine.
In her latest column for Vanity Fair, Monica Lewinsky writes about what it’s like to have become a Halloween costume.
High-profile appointments of women in recent years have created the impression that the gender gap is rapidly closing. This is particularly the case in the financial sector.
The appeal of the rockstar memoir is that not only can the reader see behind a larger-than-life figure, but that they can experience more of that largeness. To read a book where the protagonist is accompanied by screaming fans, endless drugs and boundless creativity is to ride in the sidecar of a motorcycle while the driver gets a face full of bugs. In other words, you get to live their lives vicariously— experience what they, the rockstar, saw without any of it affecting you. There couldn’t be anything less punk.