Quotation by Gloria Steinem

For women ... bras, panties, bathing suits, and other stereotypical gear are visual reminders of a commercial, idealized feminine image that our real and diverse female bodies can't possibly fit. Without these visual references, each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms. We stop being comparatives. We begin to be unique.
Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist writer, editor. repr. In Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983). "In Praise of Women's Bodies," Ms. (New York, April 1981).
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