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Annie Laurie Gaylor

My mother Anne Nicol Gaylor directed that when she died, a “small tombstone” should be inscribed with her name and the words “Feminist—Activist—Freethinker.” My three brothers and I had long teased her that when she died we’d instead put on her t... more

Jun 22, 2015 5:50 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

Tuesday, Feb. 19, marks the half-century anniversary of the publication of a book that changed women's lives. The book was "The Feminine Mystique," written by Smith College graduate Betty Friedan.Herself a housewife drowning in domesticity, Fried... more

Feb 19, 2013 1:07 PM Op-Eds

Here’s some Thanksgiving trivia. On Thanksgiving 135 years ago, the suffragist Susan B. Anthony was arrested in her Rochester, N.Y., parlor for committing the crime of voting while female. more

Nov 13, 2007 3:56 PM Dispatches

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