Holy Heretic Devotional – Feb. 17, 2017-Sheros and Heroes

HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL – Feb. 17, 2017 – SHEROES & HEROES: ACTIVISTS

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Director Beth Foster

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem

Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist, who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Steinem was a columnist for New York magazine, and a founder of Ms. magazine. In 1969, Steinem published an article, “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation,” which brought her to national fame as a feminist leader.

In 2005, Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan co-founded the Women’s Media Center, an organization that works “to make women visible and powerful in the media.” Steinem currently travels internationally as an organizer and lecturer, and is a media spokeswoman on issues of equality.

Today’s Action: Think today about women’s representation in the media. Look for equality of voices in your news. How are women presented differently than man? How are issues that affect women treated by the media? 

Today’s Sharing: What did your media “research” show you? Share your experiences on the Heretic Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine.

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