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Shirley Siegel, 2015

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Groundbreaking civil rights lawyer Shirley Siegel with her daughter Ann Siegel in 2015.
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Groundbreaking civil rights lawyer Shirley Siegel with her daughter Ann Siegel in 2015.

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Naomi Weisstein, 1974

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Naomi Weisstein in 1974.
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Naomi Weisstein in 1974.

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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.

Hemdah Ben-Yehuda

Hemdah Ben-Yehuda collaborated with her husband, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, to revive ancient Hebrew and make it a truly functional living language.

Hemdah and Eliezer Ben Yehuda, 1912

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Hemdah and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in 1912.
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Hemdah and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in 1912.

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Rose Finkelstein

A lifelong labor activist, Rose Finkelstein organized pay raises and better hours for women workers throughout New England.

Fania Mindell

After co-founding America’s first birth control clinic with Margaret Sanger in 1916, Fania Mindell was arrested and convicted of breaking the Comstock Act for her efforts to make birth control available to women.

Sara Azaryahu

In hopes of creating a place where neither her religion nor her gender would make her a second-class citizen, Sara Azaryahu dedicated herself to founding a Jewish state, but was disappointed by the sexism that remained in her society.

Shulamit Aloni

Shulamit Aloni, the first Israeli woman to successfully found a political party, brought her zeal for education and empowerment to her career in the Knesset, helping generations of Israelis learn—and fight for—their rights.

Gloria Feldt

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Gloria Feldt at home.
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Gloria Feldt at home.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Women's Rights." (Viewed on May 26, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/womens-rights>.

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