I Was Deeply Affected by the Women’s Movement
Mary Lou Jepsen recalls her admiration for Gloria Steinem and her introduction to the women’s movement.
MARY LOU JEPSEN: I was really affected by the Gloria Steinems and Title IX and all the people that were angry about the idea that I could swim too. Why? What's the problem? What is so offensive about me and women and girls and the whole thing? So I had a little bit of cannon fodder to use with my family based on being aware, at least peripherally, as much as a five-, six-, seven-year-old is, of what was going on in the large women's movement and the protests at the time.