Toledo Trendsetter: Pauline Perlmutter Steinem, by Sandra Gurvis
“Pauline Perlmutter Steinem and her famous granddaughter Gloria Steinem are linked by genetics and their dedication to women’s causes. The ways in which they balanced their personal lives with the quest for equality, however, are a microcosm of how women’s rights have evolved over the years. Gloria rose through the ranks, first as a writer then as a political influencer, marrying later in life at age 66. Husband, home, and children remained a priority for Pauline, who at 18 wed businessman Joseph Steinem, then lived in Toledo after emigrating from Germany in 1887. She had four sons, including Gloria’s father Leo. . . . ”
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