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#141 – Robin Morgan

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Robin Morgan is an American poet, author, activist, and former child actor, known for her activism in the second wave of American feminism.

In 1967, she founded New York Radical Women with several others. A year later, she cofounded the Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (W.I.T.C.H.), which used street theater actions to bring attention to sexism.

In 1970, her anthology Sisterhood is Powerful was published, and it was soon cited “One of the 100 Most Influential Books of the 20th Century” by the New York Public Library1The New York Public Library’s Books of the Century.

In 1977, she joined the nonprofit organization known as the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP)2Associates | The Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press.

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#140 – Heather Booth

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Heather Booth is an American civil rights activist and feminist. She is known for her activism and involvement in progressive causes.

In 1965, she began an underground operation called “The Jane Collective” to help students get abortions in secret before abortion was legalized. By 1969, the group called itself the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation and advertised in several underground newspapers.

In 1973 she founded the Midwest Academy, which taught community organizing methods1She’s leaving home: Heather Booth looks back on 25 years of struggle.

In 1987, she received the Thomas-Debbs Award at a dinner event hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America, held in her honor.

#139 – Andrea Dworkin

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Andrea Dworkin was an American radical feminist author and activist best known for her anti-pornography actions1A life without compromise.

In 1974, her first book Woman Hating was published. She would go on to publish several more books in the future, including Right-Wing Women and Intercourse.

In 1986, she testified before the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography. Her testimony was praised, and the Commission demanded that convenience store chains remove pornographic magazines from their shelves.

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