Gloria Steinem is an icon of feminist and humanist thought and commentary. Her appearance at the Arlington Theatre was very timely coming so soon after the historic Women’s March on Washington, which made a perfect topic to begin her impassioned talk to an adoring and almost entirely female audience. It was a relaxed affair and seemed cozy is spite of size of the large venue, belying the fact that she apparently has a bit of stage fright. After speaking pointedly and wittily about the current political and cultural moment we find ourselves in, she spoke eloquently about the “full circle of activism,” social justice and a bit of her personal and a broader history of the Women’s Movement and feminism. She sees the Trump ascendancy as energizing more young women to become active and involved in striving for a better world. Everyone in the house was enthralled.