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Gloria Steinem says we all need a home and a journey

Feminist icon and activist Gloria Steinem joins Shad to discuss her new book, My Life on the Road, and the hard-won lessons she's picked up along the way.

Feminist icon and activist Gloria Steinem is a free range intellectual, having spent decades blazing trails the world over. My Life on the Road is a tribute to her nomadic career and the hard-won lessons she's collected along the way. It's also her first book in 20 years. 

In a wide-ranging conversation with Shad, Steinem offers spirited opinions on recent headlines — including Miss Piggy's feminism award and Playboy's decision to nix nudes — and her best advice for a more equitable future. 

WEB EXTRA | Steinem explains what dancing meant to her growing up, and why she's been challenged to dance-offs while touring.

WEB EXTRA | Steinem has a knack for distilling complex ideas. Here are a few perspectives that stood out for us. 

Gloria Steinem urges us to consciously know and trust people who are very different from ourselves. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)
Gloria Steinem joins Shad to discuss her new book, My Life on the Road, and the state of feminism today. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)
Gloria Steinem says she learned a lot from a surprising encounter with a biker chick. People aren't always what you expect, up close. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)
Children are born with a sense of justice. We shouldn't make them unlearn that, says Gloria Steinem. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)

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