The Women of Makers Talk Openly About their Experiences
In order to get people's attention, you've got to blow a loud trumpet, you've got to beat the drum loudly. Nobody listens to you when you go quietly into the night... - Oprah Winfrey
Description: In 1980, Susan Love became the first female General Surgeon on the staff of Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Realizing that women were not getting the best care in the treatment of breast cancer she decided to specialize and has drastically altered the equations surrounding the disease. 1990’s Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book is now in it's fifth edition.
Description: Sarah Weddington discusses arguing Roe vs. Wade in front of the Supreme Court. The verdict gave the Women's Movement a jolt of momentum.
Description: By pitching in the spring of 1972, Maria Pepe became the first girl in more than two decades to even try to participate in one of America’s most beloved youth pastimes. Little League’s national powers-that-be moved quickly to remove her from competition. The National Organization for Women brought a 1973 suit on behalf of Pepe’s right to play and the NJ Division on Civil Rights sided with Maria.
Description: Billie Jean King on fighting for equality in professional tennis and the broader impact of her famous "Battle of the Sexes" match.
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