Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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BEING A WOMAN ACTIVIST:
The experiences of the Women Who Dared illustrate that being female can be both an obstacle and an advantage in their activist work. While some of these women experienced discrimination or limited opportunities based on their gender, others found access to women's communities, new political commitments, and benefits won by the women's movement.


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Women in orthodoxy have always been involved, for thousands of years, but in private. We were doing this differently... (Hadassah Goodman) ...More 
- SHALVA (Safe Homes Advice and Legal Aid for Victims of Abuse)   View Biography


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[Law is] a clearly male profession still. You have to do as well as you can, you have to work at it, and you get some acceptances ...More 
- Ruth Abrams   View Biography


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I learned about gender bias in a sort of subtle way, because my father sent me to the courthouse. The clerks would wait on everybody else, because they thought I was a secretary ...More  Audio available
- Ruth Abrams   View Biography


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In some ways, it's been easier as a woman, in the areas that I've been in. In other places it's been harder. Surprisingly, in Afghanistan it was actually easier ...More  Audio available
- Lynn Amowitz   View Biography


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"Too much injustice and violence ... has forced me to become an activist." ...More 
- Rita Arditti   View Biography


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What is so sinful about listening to a woman's voice? ...More 
- Hadassah Blocker   View Biography


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I think a consciousness of ways in which women and children have been exploited [was important to my work] ...More 
- Renee Brant   View Biography


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Luckily I wasn't around when there was the time when women were the inferior ...More 
- Elana Brownstein   View Biography


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Being female means you're more likely to be a victim of abuse in a relationship. ...More 
- Rebecca Chernin   View Biography


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A woman's perspective is different from a man's. Nurturing is incorporated into everything I've done. ...More 
- Ruth Clarke   View Biography


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My generation is the bridge generation between... ...More 
- Shannie Goldstein   View Biography


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In the beginning, the biggest challenge had been, quite honestly, arrogant Congressmen ...More 
- Judi Hirshfield-Bartek   View Biography


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It's kind of hard for me to separate being a lesbian from being an activist, because I feel like they came really linked ...More 
- Shulamit Izen   View Biography


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I think it's easier because I'm a woman. Guys in this school won't talk about being gay, really ...More 
- Shulamit Izen   View Biography


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It was a very unique opportunity for women. There had just been a lot of FCC regulation and the people were challenging licensing galore ...More 
- Margaret Lazarus   View Biography


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For me, where I start from, there's very little to lose. I can't be really more of an outcast ...More 
- Susan Maze-Rothstein   View Biography


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Women are very good at supporting each other ...More 
- Shelley Morhaim   View Biography


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We though that it was less risky to take this step [to demonstrate as women]. ...More 
- Galina Nizhnikov Veremkroit   View Biography


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I haven't found it to be really an advantage or a disadvantage which is a good thing. ...More 
- Marla Oros   View Biography


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I'm not sure a man could have done the job. I think part of my advantage was I'm a woman in a mostly male setting. ...More 
- Marilyn Paul   View Biography


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It took a couple of years before they learned that this was the reality and that I was only the beginning of what was going to happen to them in health care... ...More 
- Ruth Rothstein   View Biography


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It's November 12, 1989... ...More 
- Madalyn  Schenk   View Biography


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It was all so inspiring, and for young girls from the South who had led very sheltered lives, it was quite an opportunity. ...More 
- Florence Schornstein   View Biography


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The only thing I felt was the lack of women role models or mentors. ...More 
- Abby  Shevitz   View Biography


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My father said I could do two things: he said I could be a teacher or a nurse. And that box was so small and I was so resentful of the idea ...More 
- Betsy Shure Gross   View Biography


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Being a woman probably facilitated my work as an activist in gay rights... ...More 
- Mollie Wallick   View Biography


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Until 1974 we had male jurors. ...More 
- Miriam Waltzer   View Biography


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I have never had problems being a female... When the Dean at Curry [College] was leaving, he said, "You should have this job" and I knew ...More 
- Gertrude Webb   View Biography


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[As a teenager] I was involved in the Bnos which was a religious girls organization ...More 
- Hanna Weinberg   View Biography


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There were more problems between men and women than between blacks and whites. The women's movement hadn't hit yet ...More 
- Judy Frieze Wright   View Biography


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I think the idea of community is that especially nowadays there's really not one community. So I think that I find and seek communities that I can find and get support in. ...More  Audio available
- Janet Yassen   View Biography


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I think that being socialized as a woman is useful because my skills in relationship building ...More 
- Rebecca Yenawine   View Biography