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Gladys Heldman

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Gladys Heldman.
Courtesy of the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame.
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Gladys Heldman.

Courtesy of the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame.

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The Dialectic of Sex by Shulamith Firestone

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Cover of Shulamith Firestone's The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution.
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Cover of Shulamith Firestone's The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution.

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Andrea Dworkin, 1988

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Poet, writer, and activist Andrea Dworkin on After Dark in 1988.

Courtesy of Open Media, Ltd. via Wikimedia Commons.

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Poet, writer, and activist Andrea Dworkin on After Dark in 1988.

Courtesy of Open Media, Ltd. via Wikimedia Commons.

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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.

Courtesy of Bend the Arc

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Sylvia Bernstein Seaman

Sylvia Bernstein Seaman fought for women’s suffrage as a teenager, then became an important voice for second wave feminism as the first person outside the medical profession to write about breast cancer.

Rosika Schwimmer

Rosika Schwimmer’s uncompromising vision of women’s equality and world peace helped advance the women’s movement but caused a backlash that cost Schwimmer everything.

Adeline Schulberg

Adeline Schulberg’s long and winding career path led her from activist to Hollywood agent and back again.

Alice Salomon

Alice Salomon was honored as one of the founding mothers of social work in Germany for both the direct service organizations she created and her role as founding president of the International Association of Schools of Social Work.

Lysol Advertisement

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An excerpt from an old Lysol advertisement which chastised women for leaving the party early.

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An excerpt from an old Lysol advertisement which chastised women for leaving the party early.

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Fredrica Wechsler, 1929 - 2014

My mother was a remarkable woman.   She grew up at 71 Ocean Parkway, an only child, with my beloved Grandma Rebecca and Grandpa Joe and although she nearly flunked math at Erasmus High in Brooklyn, she went on to become the night editor at the University of Michigan’s Michigan Daily after convincing her parents that she wanted to go all the way to the Midwest for college. After all, once my grandparents had arrived from Poland and Finland respectively in the earlier part of the twentieth century, why did she need to go so far away?

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Women's Rights." (Viewed on February 13, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/womens-rights>.

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