Geek Girl Of The Week: Gloria Steinem

Who: Gloria Steinem

Type of Geek: Political Geek Girl

No matter how you feel about her political agenda, Gloria Steinem is an inarguable feminist icon and the entire geek girl scene would look very different without  her groundbreaking efforts. In the 1960s, she was on the front lines of the Woman’s Liberation Movement and sexual revolution. More than anything else, Steinem has always spoken in favor of humanism and the desire to live in a society where everyone was treated fairly, regardless of color, gender, creed, etc.

Over the past four decades, she’s founded more non-profits than I can mention in this small space (Women’s Media Center and Women’s Action Alliance, just to name a few), in addition to Ms. Magazine, which remains an active watchdog of feminist culture.

To read more about other Political Geek Goddesses like Gloria, pre-order your copy of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, And Other Misfits Are Taking Over The World.

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Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.