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October 4, 2012: Here's a round-up of nine thought-provoking (and sometimes shocking) women-related blog posts and articles I've stumbled upon recently. Two are by one of my favourite feminist bloggers Soraya Chemaly.
I've included an excerpt from each to give you a taste of the content. Click on the headlines to go to the full stories. Find 13 more in the same vein here.
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One day a woman was walking along the beach upon which hundreds of starfish had been washed up and now lay stranded on the sand.
As she continued walking, she noticed a young girl in the distance, picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
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Betty Friedan (February 4, 1921 - February 4, 2006) was an American writer, activist and feminist.
A leading figure in the "Second Wave" of the U.S. Women's Movement, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique is sometimes credited with sparking the "second wave" of feminism.
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Simone Weil, was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist.
Weil was born in Paris to Alsatian agnostic Jewish parents who fled the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany.
She grew up in comfortable circumstances, as her father was a doctor.
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María Eva Duarte de Perón (7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) was the second wife of President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952.
She is often referred to as simply Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita, which literally translates into English as "Little Eva".
She was born out of wedlock in the village of Los Toldos in rural Argentina in 1919, the fourth of five children. In 1934, at the age of 15, she went to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires, where she pursued a career as a stage, radio, and film actress.