Gloria Steinem’s New Documentary Series ‘Woman’ Coming to Viceland in May


Gloria Steinem’s new project, a documentary-style news magazine show called Woman, will premiere on Viceland May 10, the network announced Monday. On the show, Steinem and a team of female journalists report stories on “the problems once marginalized as women’s issues” around the world, including topics such as sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, unacknowledged cases of missing women in Canada, murdered women in El Salvador, and the effects of incarcerating mothers in the U.S..

“More than poverty, natural resources, religion, or degree of democracy, violence against females is the most reliable predictor of whether a nation will be violent within itself or will use violence against another country — and gender violence has become so great that for the first time, there are now fewer females on Earth than males,” Steinem said. “This series informs and gives viewers ways to help.”

The announcement follows a report last fall from the New York Times that Vice had hired Steinem for an unannounced project about women’s issues.

“She’s hired a staff and is completely engaged in every step of the production,” an unnamed Vice employee said, according to the Times. “The first time she walked into our office in Williamsburg the whole place shut down. It was like Elvis had entered the building.”

Initially launching in February with a handful of shows, Viceland has recently unveiled a new wave of programming coming to the network in April and May, including skateboarding reality/documentary series King of the Road and an expanded version of its web series Huang’s World, a food travelogue starring chef Eddie Huang.

Woman will air Tuesdays at 10pm on Viceland.