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Marie Stopes

This weeks biography of a woman in history was submitted by Claire Healey Marie Stopes – Sex Advisor Extraordinaire Marie Stopes began her career as a scientist, studying botany and geology. She excelled in academia (despite the fact that she was initially not allowed to attend lectures, and after taking, and passing the same examinations as …

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Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan was an American writer, women’s rights activist, and feminist. She co-founded the National Organisation for Women (NOW). Friedan was involved with the school newspaper while at Peoria High School, after her application to write her own column was turned down she and 6 friends launched a literary magazine called ‘Tide’. She graduated from …