100 years ago today a demonstration of women textile workers started the Russian Revolution. Seven days later, the government granted women the right to vote. To the women in our lives: We love you!
In support of International Women’s Day here is our list of women who have or continue to contribute to humanism:
Alice Walker: Author and human rights activist.
Margaret Atwood: poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist.
Mary Calderone: Doctor and public health advocate.
Emma Goldman: Writer and political activist.
Betty Friedan: Writer, feminist and political activist:
Rebbecca Goldstein: Philosopher and novelist.
Zora Neale Hurston: Novelist and Anthropologist
Diane Munday: Women’s Rights Activist
Ayn Rand: Writer and Philosopher
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Author and activist
“I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft
I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”
― Charlotte Brontë,