A discussion with feminist scholars bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, Hyun Kyung Chung: The Image of Women in Film and Media. My conversation with three of the world’s best know feminist scholars offered the chance to explore the still inequitable visual and cultural terrain girls and young women must traverse in coming to understand female identity, opportunity, power and progress in the face of patriarchy, maleness and the “male gaze,” and postures of masculinity that poison gender relations in the US and abroad. Gloria Steinen has spent her life advocating for, and on behalf of, girls and women, seeking to erase the many boundaries faced by half the population of the globe as they go about their daily lives. Like her, bell hooks has sought to consider similar circumstances faced by Black women and other women of color, denouncing in dozens of eloquently argued books and articles, including my own Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America (Beacon Press, 1997), the many inequities faced by Black girls and women in every sphere of life in every country on earth where they exist. Hyun Kyung Chung, with an academic’s eye on justice, has reasoned through the same unjust results of feminine striving to conclude that the barriers to equal justice for women inside the developed west and beyond have barely moved for girls and women after decades of civil rights assaults on bastions of male privilege. Collectively, we considered how the fight for equal rights for women could be updated for the new century while holding onto the gains of the immediate past.