From making childhood cross-country journeys with her father to speaking on college campuses and at political rallies as an adult, Gloria Steinem has spent most of her life on the road—a domain historically populated by men. In the new memoir My Life on the Road, her eighth book, Steinem chronicles her years spent traveling the country; her stories of welcoming and companionship challenge the notion that the road is no place for women. Trips such as these certainly broaden our insight, and for those of us with less experience, armchair traveling with Steinem is a pretty good stand-in.
It’s fitting that Mad Men began airing teasers for its final season in March, a.k.a. Women’s History Month. The Old Boys’ club that’s been front and center is tumbling down, and the women are flying high—really. Promotional clips and photos were shot in airports and aboard a plane. Whether or not these locales have anything to do with upcoming plot lines remains to be seen, but it’s nice to think that, metaphorically at least, some of our favorite characters will be taking flight—the women of the show, that is, and not Don.