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4.37  ·  Rating details ·  208 ratings  ·  29 reviews
"As a speaker, writer and feminist spokesperson, Steinem has no equal. She expresses herself with irresistible conviction?Steinem sprinkles her talk with wit while offering hope and encouragement that our lives can be better." - Library Journal Gloria Steinem offers her views on the interconnectedness between self-esteem and sexism, racism, politics, and physical and sexua ...more
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Teddy
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: feminism
Extraordinarily insightful and entertaining. Well worth listening to!
Liv
Aug 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick listen! It was a speech she gave at a university, so think of it more like a Ted Talk than a book. I did end up enjoying it, though!
Dawn
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twenty-five years later and still every bot as relevant.
Servane
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous and so timely.
The barrgain: She asks: if each of you promises me to do at least one outrageous thing in the cause of self respect and social justice . Whatever it is… in the next 24 hours starring tomorrow at 9am...
Diana
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great to have on at any time: driving, working, walking, as soon as I woke up, before bed, these lectures are great. I love her work. Her responses are great for instagram posts and also life. Her goals are great.

There were very horrible true facts sprinkled in throughout the lectures. Often out of no where. Like how people do awful things unexpectedly in real life. Very true to life and I honestly was not aware of some of the historical facts she included. Interesting lectures. So glad to have
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Alanna-Jane
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredible, insightful, and uplifting!! And also incredibly sad that 25+ years later these same issues are still so prevalent.
Elizabeth
3.5 stars.

Gloria Steinem makes some interesting and vital points in this pair of speeches that feel sadly all too relevant today. I didn't necessarily agree with everything she says (I don't think the politic she espouses is nearly radical enough and some of her historical generalizations have been debunked since she originally made these speeches), but I think she makes for a really solid starting place in a lot of ways. Her speaking is really engaging, and a pleasure to listen to.
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Dom
A spectacular speech, wish I could have been in the audience. The audio was a recording of the live speech at a college in Salem for anniversary of the witch trials. I've read here and elsewhere that the persecution of witches is tantamount to a woman's holocaust. Great speech, tell everyone to read this! ...more
Alexandra
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lovely speech. including the questions and answers at the end.

Inter-sectional feminism, architecture, how to equalize work among genders, and of course how patriarchy lives for one thing: to control women's reproduction.
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Taylor Damann
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Scholars, Witches, and other Freedom Fighters” is, perhaps, my favorite audio ever. Her words resonate as strongly now as if she were speaking them for the first time directly to me. Highly recommend to any activist, feminist, human, etc.
Raine McLeod
This speech by Gloria Steinem was recorded in 1993, but the content is (disappointingly) applicable today. It's powerful (as usual for Steinem) and prescient and fuck, NOTHING has changed. ...more
Hannah
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

Gloria Steinem is so incredibly intelligent and it's so easy to listen to her speak.



This speech happened almost 30 years ago and its still relevant in every way.
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Alison
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Powerful speaker and definitely said some good things, but also said a lot of things that I just didn't agree with. ...more
Aimee
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook.
Flyingbroom
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Go Gloria!
Elisa
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little dated in some spots but most of it holds up well. Worth listening to if you are a feminist.
Magali
Very interesting stuff. I listened to the speech by Steinem and it made me wish I could attend one of her speeches.
Jacquelyn Fusco
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always love listening to her.
Seth Turner
Aug 22, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Zero stars. Blames white men for every problem in existence. Denies any factual history and instead spins a narrative. Denies facts about sociology and economics. Praises a rapist.
Smith
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't realize this was just a short speech, but excellent nonetheless. ...more
Erin Nigh
To listen to these talks was a treat. Even if parts were dated, to “be in the room” with a crowd of people who want change and to do their part in the revolution is life giving.
Michelle
So. Good. 🙌
Kelley
I listened to this 1 hour recording of a Gloria Steinhem talk give in Salem, Massachusettes in 1993, and I was blown away. Even though I know *about* Gloria Steinem I have not actually read much written by her. I was really impressed in this lecture how funny and insightful Steinem is. I learned a lot from her about history and the political dynamics between men and women. It was a great way to spend an hour walk, and I plan to listen to more books written and read by her. I highly recommend thi ...more
Caili
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MY IDOL!
Few women nowadays could be as clear minded as her. A true inspiration, my spiritual talisman.
Breanna Morgan
Dec 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5
Deb W
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zune
If I could, I would insist that EVERY adult and child capable of listening would listen to this talk at least ONCE, preferably repeated until each knew it word-by-word.

PS: it's free through Audible if you sign up for their free thirty day trial. :D
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Gabrielle Carolina
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bir16
Always invigorating. Ever inspiring.
Jackie
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first encounter with the fresh ideas of Gloria.
Natalie
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Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s. A prominent writer and key counterculture era political figure, Steinem has founded many organizations and projects and has been the recipient of man ...more

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