It's hard to find the right words to describe someone of Gloria Steinem's stature. To many, she's the timeless and inspiring face of the golden age of grassroots feminist activism who has fully devoted herself to a cause that benefits women all over the world. In her mind? Well she's still just the "fat brunette from Toledo, and [...] always will be.
It's hard to believe the tireless women's rights advocate is turning 80 years old on Tuesday, mostly because she doesn't look (or act) like she's a day over the age of 40. A look at her political past shows that the last five decades have been spent productively at the forefront of the fight for gender equality. Unfortunately, many of the battles she thought would be won are still being fought today. Let's take a look at some of the most iconic phrases she uttered years ago, that still ring true today, to celebrate the feminist hero in all her strength, poise and glory.