Betty Friedan 1921 - 2006 FEMINIST AUTHOR Her 1963 best seller, The Feminine Mystique — parts of which first appeared in GH — chronicled the unspoken unhappiness of women forced into restrictive roles, and helped change ideas about what women are
Annie Kenney, - Suffragette who spent three days in prison for daring to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied. MY Grandma - E Grey (Winley) was a suffragette
Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.
Betty Friedan American social activist and leading feminist figure of the she wrote the best-selling book “The Feminine Mystique” Friedan campaigned for an extension of female rights and an end to sexual discrimination.
Almost 70 years ago Lorna Johnston's life was hell . as a prisoner of war in Yokohoma, Japan, surviving on eating the glue off envelopes. The Kohimarama resident is the only survivor of a group of 76 Australian POW nurses.
Of her life's work, cultural anthropologist, museum curator and feminist scholar Margaret Mead once said, "I have spent most of my life studying the lives of other peoples — faraway peoples — so that Americans might better understand themselves.