Fifty was the end of this long familiar plateau that you enter at 13--you know, the country of the female stereotype. And when I got to 50, which is the edge of this territory--indeed the edge used to be 35, 40, we've pushed it to 50--then it was like falling off a cliff. There was no map. Now it's true that I had been fighting with the map. But you're enmeshed in it either way, whether you're obeying it or fighting with it.
Gloria Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist and journalist and a spokeswoman for women's rights. She is the founder and original publisher of Ms. magazine.
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