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Officers of the National Woman's Party, 1922

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Officers of the National Woman's Party in 1922.

Left to right: Alice Paul, Sue White, Florence Boeckel, Anita Pollitzer (center, holding hat), Mary Winsor, Sophie Meredith, and Mrs. Richard Wainwright.

Photo courtesy of the National Woman's Party and Wikimedia Commons.

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Officers of the National Woman's Party in 1922.

Left to right: Alice Paul, Sue White, Florence Boeckel, Anita Pollitzer (center, holding hat), Mary Winsor, Sophie Meredith, and Mrs. Richard Wainwright.

Photo courtesy of the National Woman's Party and Wikimedia Commons.

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Rivka Haut

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Rivka Haut.
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Rivka Haut.

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Orthodox feminist activist Rivka Haut.
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Orthodox feminist activist Rivka Haut.

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Shulamit Aloni, 1928 - 2014

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Shulamit Aloni, circa 1940s

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Politican and Israeli feminist activist Shulamit Aloni in the 1940s.
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Politican and Israeli feminist activist Shulamit Aloni in the 1940s.

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Politician and Israeli feminist activist Shulamit Aloni.
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Politician and Israeli feminist activist Shulamit Aloni.

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Rebecca Solomon's The Governess, circa 1851

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Rebecca Solomon's The Governess, circa 1851.
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Rebecca Solomon's The Governess, circa 1851.
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