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Protests

Naomi Weisstein, 1939 - 2015

“Papa don’t lay that shit on me, I ain’t your groovy chick.
Papa don’t lay that shit on me, it’s just about to make me sick.”

—Naomi Weisstein in the Chicago Women’s Liberation Rock Band

Naomi Weisstein was a fierce warrior for justice. She was a passionate disrupter of the existing order. She was a brilliant scientist. She was a fighter for women’s liberation. She was hysterically funny. She had biting insights. She was my beloved friend.

Lisa Edelstein

An actress with a long history of activism, House star Lisa Edelstein organized her first protest at age sixteen as a cheerleader for Donald Trump’s New Jersey Generals, outraged that the cheerleaders were forced to flirt in bars.

Lisa Edelstein, September 9, 2007

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Lisa Edelstein, on Septermber 9, 2007, at Fashion Week.
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Lisa Edelstein, on Septermber 9, 2007, at Fashion Week.


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Stosh Cotler

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Stosh Cotler, CEO and radical social activist.
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Stosh Cotler, CEO and radical social activist.

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