Gloria Steinem Speaks at Commencement

Gloria Steinem, feminist activist and founder of Ms. Magazine, speaks at Wheaton’s 151st Commencement. In her address to the class of 1986, Steinem recognizes second-wave feminist progress, but outlines four areas where change still needs to be enacted: reproductive freedom, foreign policy, gender-based violence, and self-respect. Steinem concludes her speech by encouraging social action, stating, “a movement is only composed of people moving. It is not mysterious. It is the future. It is you.”