Steinem: Tying Politics to the Personal

Tying Politics to the Personal

Let's get one thing straight. Gloria Steinem, the leading icon of American feminism, has not turned her back on the women's movement. Quite the contrary. She has come of age with a 377-page credo on the potency of self-esteem that is rooted in nearly three decades of social activism, embraces men and women with equal fervor, and neatly hooks into the national quest for the self. With her No. 1 best seller, Revolution from Within, she has vaulted back into the public fray. "Maybe I should have done this earlier in my life," she says candidly, "but I was so tired,...