Pro-life consumers angry at the feminist's involvement.
In business, it's impossible to please everybody. Land's End learnt that the hard way when they released an interview with legendary feminist Gloria Steinem, before subsequently taking it down. They've been forced to apologise to the pro-lifers out there for consorting with a pro-abortion activist.
Gloria Steinem pulled from Land's End catalog
The Wisconsin retailer published an article featuring the women's rights campaigner as part of the 'Legend Series' in their catalogs, to celebrate individuals who have made a difference in the world. While she discussed female equality at length with company CEO Federica Marchionni, many consumers were thoroughly unhappy with her involvement and vowed to boycott the store after accusing them of standing with Steinem on the issue of abortion, some of them being local schools that get their uniforms from the brand. Now, though, Land's End have promptly pulled the interview and apologised to all of their horrified customers.
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American author and former First Lady of California Maria Shriver and rockstar Jon Bon Jovi are seen arriving on the red carpet at the New York premiere of HBO documentary movie 'Paycheck To Paycheck: The Life And Times Of Katrina Gilbert'. They greet Katrina Gilbert herself, who attends the event with her three children, and pose for photos with her alongside CBS 'This Morning' co-anchor Gayle King. Other arrivals included feminist activist Gloria Steinem, HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins and news anchor Hoda Kotb.
Several of the 'Lovelace' cast members were snapped by paparazzi arriving outside the Museum of Modern Art in New York for the screening of the movie. Among them were 'Basic Instinct' actress Sharon Stone, 'The Good Wife' star Chris Noth with his wife Tara Wilson and 'Green Lantern' actor Peter Sarsgaard.
Christian Bale's mother Gloria Steinem speaks out against Kim Kardashian's media abuse.
The stringent feminist spoke out at the Annual Diane Von Furstenberg Awards in New York, telling Us Weekly, 'Our bodies are never public property under any circumstance. It's wrong, and people in the street who feel the right to touch a pregnant woman's belly ought to be arrested for harassment. Our bodies belong to us, and if we don't invite touching, we shouldn't tolerate it.' The defiant defence comes a little as a surprise as she has previously slammed reality shows. In 2011, after the New York Daily News asked her if the Kardashians 'empowered' women, she bluntly replied, 'They're not empowering other women', though added, 'there's no point in blaming the people who take advantage of the system without changing the system.'
Steinem was known in the 60s and 70s as the leader of the women's liberation movement and the founder of Ms. Magazine. She has spoken out on a number of gender related topics in her career including pornography, transsexualism and same-sex marriage. That she has most recently defended pregnancy stems from the barrage of vile abuse that Kim Kardashian and her curves have received from the press.
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Gloria Steinem Wednesday 30th November 2011 Women's Media Center 2011 Women's Media Awards New York City, USA