Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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WOMEN'S MOVEMENT:
Many of the Women Who Dared benefited from the successes of the women's movement, which provided them with new career opportunities and a supportive community for their work. Even if they did not devote themselves to feminist activism, they learned from the successes and failures of the women's movement and applied these lessons to fighting other forms of oppression.


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I guess I would [define myself as a feminist.] What I want for women is equality - a chance for them to have choices in life, as men would ...More 
- Ruth Abrams   View Biography


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I started giving speeches all over, wherever I could, about the role of women worldwide and in Africa. ...More 
- Joanne Alter   View Biography


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"Science for the People had a feminist caucus. I worked with that organization for many years in the late sixties and early seventies, we wanted to raise consciousness about the politics of science and the myth of a value-free science." ...More 
- Rita Arditti   View Biography


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"It was our life. Our life was the women's movement and building it." ...More 
- Diane Balser   View Biography


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I guess for the most part, I feel very lucky in that I've been able to use my gender to my advantage. And I think in part it's because I've been supported by the wave of feminism contemporaneous to my growth and development ...More  Audio available
- Renee Brant   View Biography


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As a woman and as a Jew I see the strides that we've made as a Jewish people and as women. ...More  Audio available
- Elana Brownstein   View Biography


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Probably what began to really cap [defining myself as a feminist] was that early C-R [consciousness-raising] experience. ...More 
- Vicki Gabriner   View Biography


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I'm not an extremist on either side. ...More 
- Shannie Goldstein   View Biography


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The women's movement sort of drew me back a lot to my social issues roots as a child. Seeing the connections with the civil rights movement, but also seeing the connections with economic analysis of things ...More 
- Margaret Lazarus   View Biography


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I certainly came of age in the feminist movement of the sixties and seventies ...More  Audio available
- Shelley Morhaim   View Biography


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The one positive thing, if the women's movement did anything, it enabled women to have options. ...More 
- Ruth Rothstein   View Biography


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I always encouraged women to go back to work or to go back to school, in the twenty years that I was working as a psychologist ...More 
- Freyda Sanders   View Biography


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[F]or me, it's about who's calling the shots ...More 
- Madalyn  Schenk   View Biography


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I was involved in issues that relate to equity for women... ...More 
- Florence Schornstein   View Biography


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I never saw the feminist movement as something I wanted to get into because I didn't see my role as arguing for woman qua woman.It was the specifics of women's needs that have always grabbed me: their needs for family planning, their needs for health care ...More 
- Laurie Schwab Zabin   View Biography


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Seventy to eighty percent of the stories that were submitted to me for this book were about women fighting back against men trying to hurt them... It was very sobering. ...More 
- Rivka Solomon   View Biography


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"The women's movement had a huge impact on me." ...More 
- Pamela  Sussman Paternoster   View Biography


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That's been a whole area of life that I just took for granted. ...More 
- Marillyn Tallman   View Biography


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I was the head of the task force [to investigate gender bias in the legal system.] ...More 
- Miriam Waltzer   View Biography


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I think that I was pretty fortunate to grow up taking a lot of it [the Women's Movement] for granted. ...More 
- Jill Weinberg   View Biography


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"I was born into a family of men and women who believed in women. I went to all-girls schools and was never taught that we were second best." ...More 
- Judy Wolf   View Biography


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"I certainly think of myself as a feminist." ...More 
- Sue Wolf-Fordham   View Biography


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Right from the beginning we were always growing and changing, responding to what was needed. I think the real spirit of the movement has to do with being connected to what's really going on and listening to people. ...More  Audio available
- Janet Yassen   View Biography