Feminist, journalist, social political activist
• Born March 25, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio
• Often referred to as the "Mother of Feminism", leading the women's liberation movements throughout the '60s and '70s -- and continues to do so today
• Co-founder of several female groups that changed the face of feminism including Women's Action Alliance, National Women's Political Caucus, Women's Media Center, as well as co-founding the feminist themed Ms. Magazine
• Was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993
• Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013
• Travels internationally as an organizer and lecturer and is a media spokeswoman on issues of equality
"I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing."
"Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie."
"Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it."
"No one can give us power. If we aren't part of the process of taking it, we won't be strong enough to use it."