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Open Abortion
Abortion

Worldwide, some 46 million women have abortions every year. Of these abortions, only slightly more than half are legal, that is, take place under

Open Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

Jane Addams, social reformer, settlement house leader, and peace advocate, was born on September 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois, a little town near

Open Affirmative action programs
Affirmative action programs

The term affirmative action describes programs that give special consideration or preference to members of previously disadvantaged groups, most

Open Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett, 1836-1917
Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett, 1836-1917

English physician, the first English woman to qualify in medicine. In 1859 Anderson met the US doctor Elizabeth Blackwell , who inspired her to become

Open Anorexia
Anorexia

Eating disorders are a spectrum of illnesses that have serious psychological and medical consequences, both in the short and long term. In the case of

Open Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

Susan Brownell Anthony was born in Massachusetts on February 15, 1820. She became a schoolteacher and then moved to Rochester, New York, in 1851 to

Open Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986

French socialist, feminist, and writer. She played a large role in French intellectual life from the 1940s to the 1980s. Her book Le Deuxième Sexe/The

Open Besant, Annie, 1847-1933
Besant, Annie, 1847-1933

English socialist and feminist activist, born in India. She was associated with the radical atheist Charles Bradlaugh (1833–1891) and the socialist

Black, Clementina

1853-1922 English suffragist, trade unionist and novelist Born in Brighton, East Sussex, she was educated at home. On her mother's death she moved to

Open Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910
Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910

Elizabeth Blackwell was a pioneer in the field of preventative medicine and the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. She was born into