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Jordyn and Justin, March 2012

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Jordyn and Justin "lean in" on a Boston rooftop. March 2012.
Courtesy of Jordyn Rozensky.
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Jordyn and Justin "lean in" on a Boston rooftop. March 2012.

Courtesy of Jordyn Rozensky.

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Meet Beate Sirota Gordon – Who Knew?

Beate Sirota Gordon (1923-2012), feminist and Asian arts impressario, was only 22 years old when she wrote women's rights into Japan’s constitution. In her postwar career as a director of performing arts, first for the Japan Society and then the Asia Society in New York City, she introduced Americans to Asian visual and performing arts, from Japanese wood block prints to Burmese music to Vietnamese puppets.

Beate Sirota Gordon, 1987

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Beate Sirota Gordon.

Taken by Photographer Mark Stern at the Asia Society in 1987.

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Beate Sirota Gordon.

Taken by Photographer Mark Stern at the Asia Society in 1987.

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Joyce Antler, 2012

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Joyce Antler, 2012.
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Joyce Antler, 2012.

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Gerda Lerner, 2012

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Women's history pioneer Gerda Lerner (1920 – 2013) in 2012.

Photo by Renata Keller.

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Women's history pioneer Gerda Lerner (1920 – 2013) in 2012.

Photo by Renata Keller.

Gerda Lerner with Books

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Women's history pioneer Gerda Lerner (1920 – 2013) with books.

Courtesy of John Urban for Portalwisconsin.org.

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Women's history pioneer Gerda Lerner (1920 – 2013) with books.

Courtesy of John Urban for Portalwisconsin.org.

Gerda Lerner, 1981

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Women's history pioneer Gerda Lerner (1920 – 2013) in 1981.

Photo: Martha Nelson. University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives.

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Women's history pioneer Gerda Lerner (1920 – 2013) in 1981.

Photo: Martha Nelson. University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives.

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"We Can Do It" Poster, circa 1943

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"We Can Do It" poster, c.1943.

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"We Can Do It" poster, c.1943.

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Screenshot of Rachel Sklar's Twitter Account

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Following Rachel Sklar (New York-based writer, entrepreneur and founder of Change the Ratio and The Li.st.) on Twitter, February 13, 2013.
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Following Rachel Sklar (New York-based writer, entrepreneur and founder of Change the Ratio and The Li.st.) on Twitter, February 13, 2013.

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