Snappy Retorts to Obnoxious People. Reason #759 Why I Still Love Gloria Steinem

What to say in a public setting when someone loudly insists that you "ought" to have children? Gloria Steinem knows.


OMG Gloria Steinem is still so very super groovy. Seriously.

Half asleep, I heard her arrival on E's Chelsea Lately the other night and woke more fully as she began to speak to host Chelsea Handler.  Apparently, at an event honoring Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women (*Could the setting be more ironic for what is to occur? I think not.) 

Anyway, at this event, Arianna Huffington, who’s been out-of-touch with her own grooviness for a while, actually told Ms. Handler that she “needs” to have children.


And then, Gloria stepped up with a line to remember: 

“Everybody with a womb doesn’t have to have a child any more than everybody with vocal cords has to be an opera singer.”

Thanks again, Ms. Steinem.

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Elizabeth Hoelzle November 09, 2011 at 04:32 PM
LOVE. Thanks for sharing :)
Nikki Ferrell November 09, 2011 at 05:14 PM
Glad you like it! It's certainly different to hear from a NOTMom blogger, right?
Karen Malone Wright November 11, 2011 at 03:10 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome to the Patch family!


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