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Randi Weingarten

When she was elected president of the American Federation of Teachers in 2008, Randi Weingarten became the first openly gay leader of an American national labor union.

Barbara Brenner, 1951 - 2013

For her 60th birthday, Barbara Brenner’s partner, Suzanne Lampert, invited a number of Barbara’s friends over for a party and asked them to bring their laptops.  Once there, the guests’ computers were fitted with software that allowed them to type whatever they wished to say and have it spoken aloud by the machines.  Barbara, who had lost her ability to speak as a result of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), now was surrounded by close companions who communicated in the same manner she had been using for a long while.

Amy Schumer

On her award-winning sketch comedy show, Amy Schumer has used humor to call attention to feminist issues from ageism against women in Hollywood to the pervasiveness of rape culture.

Amy Schumer, 2011

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

Photo courtesy of Mario Santor via Wikimedia Commons.

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

Photo courtesy of Mario Santor via Wikimedia Commons.

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Joyce Antler

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Steve Benson on Bette Midler's Unique Voice

This Week in History: On October 31, 1989, the US Court of Appeals ruled that Bette Midler's voice could not be mimicked for ads without her permission. Steve Benson describes the impact of the landmark copyright case.
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The Wage Gap According to J Law

Film star Jennifer Lawrence took to the blogosphere last week to ask one simple question: “Why do I make less than my male co-stars?” The internet didn’t break like it did when Ellen posted that selfie from last year’s Academy Awards on Twitter, or like when Rebecca Black’s “Friday” hit YouTube, but Lawrence’s post in Lena Dunham’s newsletter, Lenny, has received a great deal of attention on the web. 

Irin Carmon and the Cover of "The Notorious RBG"

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Irin Carmon and the cover of her book, "The Notorious RBG," published in 2015.
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Irin Carmon and the cover of her book, "The Notorious RBG," published in 2015.

Tamar Eshel

A lifelong diplomat with a strong record of defending women’s rights and human rights, Tamar Eshel capped her career with two terms as a member of the Knesset from 1977–1984.

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