Gloria Steinem May Have Quoted Drake In Her Women’s March Speech & Twitter Is Loving It
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem made a moving speech at the Women's March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, standing up for women's rights and standing against the beliefs of new President Donald Trump. Her inspiring words empowered women (and men) everywhere, but also raise another question: Did Gloria Steinem quote Drake in her speech? In her remarks, the honorary co-chair of the march told the crowd, "A Twitter finger must not become a trigger finger," referring to Trump's propensity to use the social media platform. And that quote sounds a lot like a lyric from Drake's clapback track "Back to Back," making Steinem's speech not only powerful, but also pretty darn cool.
Drake released "Back to Back" in 2015 during his feud with rapper Meek Mill and the lyric Steinem possibly quoted is, "Yeah, trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers." The feminist leader's remark definitely resembles Drake's lyric, but there's no official word that the feminist leader is indeed quoting the Canadian rapper and she did not mention Drake in her speech. Still though, it's pretty awesome that someone of Steinem's legendary stature could possibly listen to and quote Drake. Plus, it's totally appropriate that she would quote a clapback track in which Drake stands up to harsh words from the opposition — which is exactly what the Women's Marches all over the world are all about.
Twitter noted the similarities in the quote after Steinem made her speech on Saturday and the users of the social media platform totally embraced it.
See? Definitely noticed and very much enjoyed.
Gloria Steinem quoted a Drake lyric in her speech and I'm L I V I N G— M (@mariannevgrace) January 21, 2017
Gloria Steinem: Feminist icon, founder of Ms. Magazine, and possible Drake listener. Who knew? While the Drake lyric is a fun part of her speech, let's not forget the message of the lyric: The president needs to realize the importance of his words, especially on social media.
Steinem certainly did that in her own powerful remarks to those at the march. "Thank you for understanding that sometimes we have to put our bodies where our beliefs are," she told the crowd in her speech. "Sometimes pressing send is not enough... This is the upside of the downside. This is an outpouring of energy and true democracy like I have never seen in my very long life."
And it's those words that people should take with them into this new era.