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Gloria Steinem born 1934

Gloria Steinem as St. George slaying her male admirer with a pen was Sorel's satiric response to the noted feminist's comment that women's "obsession with romance is a displacement of their longings for success." The co-founder of Ms. magazine had become a crusading superstar of the feminist movement. As founder of the National Women's Political Caucus and other women's organizations, she was in the forefront of feminist activism and right in the cross hairs of Sorel's satiric vision. The drawing, originally published in the Village Voice, was included in Sorel's 1978 volume of cartoons, entitled Superpen.

Ink, 1974
Original illustration for Village Voice, August 22, 1974
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.
All original artwork © Edward Sorel

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