Did Gloria Steinem cross into North Korea?
Liberal feminist icon Gloria Steinem (D-Venus) is on the march – literally – for the cause of peace between North and South Korea. Or maybe it’s for women’s rights in the repressive communist nation. Or something else. But whatever the reason, she’s leaving China and plans on leading a group of women on a trek across the demilitarized zone.
Gloria Steinem is among 30 women activists marching from Beijing through the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea in a call for peace next Sunday. The event marks the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament.
The 81-year-old activist told Reuters that “it seems to me that the past of no contact has not worked,” invoking former President Ronald Reagan’s call to tear down the Berlin Wall.
“We are saying: ‘Take down this isolation,’” she said, according to the report, which also notes that the organizers will meet with North Korean women and tour a maternity hospital, a women’s factory in Pyongyang and a preschool.
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