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Gloria Steinem Talks Female Presidents, Sexist TV and 'In Her Own Words'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 12th 2011 3:30PM
Gloria SteinemIn case you hadn't heard, Gloria Steinem isn't a fan of NBC's new show 'The Playboy Club.' The world-renowned feminist and political activist hasn't been shy about bashing the show -- which claims that donning the ears, bodysuit and fluffy tail to work at the legendary Playboy Club was anything near empowering for women.

But what we haven't heard as much about lately is who in the media she is looking to as a positive example for women.

Promoting her HBO documentary, 'Gloria: In Her Own Words' (premieres Mon., Aug. 15, 9PM ET), Steinem took the time to reflect on the progress our society has made.

She also covered everyone from Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin to Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep when we talked about whether or not she thinks she'll see a female president elected in her lifetime, and who should play her in the movie of her life.

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