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Gloria Steinem Advocates for Dining Solo in New Kate Spade Ad

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The feminist icon teaches Anna Kendrick a thing or two in the latest installment of the brand's 'Missadventure' series.

As part of their holiday campaign, Kate Spade New York has tapped a rather unlikely heroine as its star: feminist icon Gloria Steinem. The legendary activist plays herself opposite Anna Kendrick in the third installment of the brand's Missadventure mini series. 

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In the episode — appropriately titled, "The Best Company" — a Kate Spade-clad Steinem teaches Kendrick's aloof, diva-esque character the art of dining alone after Kendrick's date abruptly cancels on her. The Pitch Perfect star, who passes the lonely dinner by speaking nonsensically to her lapdog as well as her Santa-shaped clutch bag, eventually ends up sharing an enormous dessert with Steinem, in what we have discovered is our new fantasy evening. 

In two accompanying videos for the brand, Steinem also discusses both the significance of women dining alone in public restaurants ("it's a civil right") as well as the importance of writing. "If we can write, it is infinitely personable and accessible," she muses. "Whether you're writing on toilet paper or on a computer, those words are there and they are your words." 

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