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As a founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the first woman attorney in the General Counsel's Office at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), I knew and worked with many feminists, all of whom were extraordinary people. But three stand out in my pantheon of heroes--Alice Paul, the Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray, and Catherine East.
A livid Loneliness: Women aloft
Women have always been a part of aerial progress. Even in their solitude, the first women fliers- the pioneers- were not alone. Looking back to the feats of hundreds of pioneering women fliers is to look ahead to those of tomorrow.
The myth of Kin
Anthropologists claim kinship is a universal myth. It's a story we want to believe: some people are closer to us in our world of competitive survival; these people are entitled to our help and they, in turn, are obligated to give us their help.
Wind trails on the sea
The famous Spanish poet Antonio Macado once wrote, "You walker, There are no roads, only wind trails on the sea." As I set out for a six week tuna fishing trip as a cook on the commercial fishing vessel Phoenix, I thought of those words. The roads I chose on land lead nowhere and when I got the opportunity to go to sea, I decided to try it.
Welcoming the year 2000
The great millennium conversion is underway, generating foreboding news stories, causing nationwide concern, and filling our minds with fearful images of suffering and doom. All kinds of information and theories are being spawned concerning the dangers we might face resulting from what is being call the "year 2000 computer bug."
They told me I couldn't
Plenty of women seem to feel that they must live life within the confines set out by society -- but then there are those who make their life's journey from the fabric of their souls. Such a one is Tamalyn Dallal. This excerpt, from her book "They Told Me I Couldn't," describes how Dallal, the feminist belly dancer, chose to chuck her day job in order to become a globetrotting entertainer.)
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