Full Caption: Sic transit Gloria. Drawing by Edward Sorel, 1974. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-124193. Courtesy of Edward Sorel. Full Caption: Sic transit Gloria. Drawing by Edward Sorel, 1974. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-124193. Courtesy of Edward Sorel.

Edward Sorel made this caricature of Gloria Steinem as a female St. George slaying the male dragon with her staff in response to her remark in the New York Times Magazine of August 11, 1974, that “Women's obsession with romance is a displacement of their longings for success.” Sorel's drawing is both a satirical swipe and a measure of respect for the efficacy of her crusading efforts. Steinem's persona—the apparent contradiction between the radical vehemence of her feminist statements and her well-groomed good looks and evident liking for men—provided a challenge to the press's tendency to stereotype pro- and anti-ERA women.

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