Bella Abzug — American Lawyer born on July 24, 1920, died on March 31, 1998

Bella Savitsky Abzug, nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. In 1971, Abzug joined other leading feminists such as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan to found the National Women's Political Caucus. She declared, "This woman's place is in the House—the House of Representatives," in her successful 1970 campaign. She was later appointed to chair the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year and to plan the 1977 National Women's Conference by President Gerald Ford and led President Jimmy Carter's commission on women... (wikipedia)

Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.
I prefer the word 'homemaker' because 'housewife' always implies that there may be a wife someplace else.
As women, we know that we must always find ways to change the process because the present institutions want to hold on to power and keep the status quo.
The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
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