Gloria Steinem will be a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor.
In an article published on The Women’s Media Center’s website (which Steinem co-founded) it was announced that the White House will bestow her with this honor.
“The history of the women’s movement has been a struggle for women’s voices to be heard. In the tradition of Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gloria has forever changed the 20th and 21st centuries for women and men through her words and actions. Her brilliant writing, tireless advocacy, intelligence and humor have carried and propelled our dreams. We are so proud that President Obama will honor her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.” – Julie Burton