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Old 2013-01-03, 13:08   Link #1
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Beate Gordon, Long-Unsung Heroine of Japanese Womenís Rights, Dies at 89

Beate Sirota Gordon, the daughter of Russian Jewish parents who at 22 almost single-handedly wrote womenís rights into the Constitution of modern Japan, and then kept silent about it for decades, only to become a feminist heroine there in recent years, died on Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was 89.

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Old 2013-01-03, 16:17   Link #2
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Japan sure needs more women like her and I hope one of them will emerge in the form of a Prime Minister soon.
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