Lena Dunham

The next Gloria Steinem?

The next Gloria Steinem?

Speaking at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore this week, feminist icon Gloria Steinem came across like a really hip great aunt, a smart, interesting woman who’s lived a rich, layered life — a life worthy of reflection and, on some scale, reverence, whether you subscribe to her politics or not.

She studied in India in her 20s; co-founded New York and Ms. magazines in her 30s; published essay collections in her 40s; survived breast cancer in her 50s; married in her 60s (a Cherokee chief officiated at her wedding — I mean, c’mon); was the focus of various documentaries in her 70s; and published a memoir in her 80s.

Now, two months shy of 85, she’s at work on another book...