Women’s History, January 9

9 Jan

Happy Birthday, Carrie Chapman Catt.  Chapman Catt best known for her work as woman’s suffrage leader and president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). She also founded the League of Women Voters.  Chapman Catt did live to see the passing of the 19th Amendment.

Happy Birthday, Simone de Beauvoir. de Beauvoir, a French existentialist philosopher and feminist, is best known for her book, The Second Sex, where she addresses women’s oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism.

Happy Birthday, Joan Baez, award winning singer and songwriter; human, civil, and peace activist; founder of Humanitas, International Human Rights Committee (1979)  Enjoy one of my favorites by Baez.

Quote of the day:

    You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.   Joan Baez                                                          

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