Regina Weinreich: Gloria Steinem and the Faces of Feminism: MAKERS: Women Who Make America
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The Women's Movement is not only about Gloria Steinem, she will readily tell you. First, as Rita Mae Brown exclaims in MAKERS, a documentary chronicling the most recent phase of the Women's Movement, she's drop dead gorgeous. Then again, she's smart, talented, and even when the focus is on her, as when she walked the red carpet at the MAKERS premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday night, she really wants to home in on YOU, who you are, what you dream. This poise, an outward gaze, gives Steinem enormous power.
But MAKERS is a term for all women, whether or not she calls herself a feminist, makes a home, works on a construction crew. She may be the first woman firefighter, first female brigadier general, or first woman orthodox rabbi. In fact when asked about taking on patriarchal Judaism, Rabba Sara Hurwitz allowed, it was finally the decision of a panel of male rabbis that certified her profession, which may be the point. Clearly competent, she represents the principle an
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