Inspiring Thursday: Mary Beard

“I actually can’t understand what it would be to be a woman without being a feminist. (…) Feminism taught me a way to find out how to be me, and that´s a lot more internally important than some of the more measurable things.”

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Inspiring Thursday: Ruchira Gupta

“I would tell them I was a feminist. They would ask me what’s a feminist and I would say I was fighting patriarchy. They would become even more curious and ask me if it was because I had no man in my life. Or did it mean that I didn’t need men, they would ask. …

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Inspiring Thursday: Irena Sendler

“Every child saved with my help is the justification of my existence on this Earth, and not a title to glory.” Irena Sendler was a 29-year-old social worker in Warsaw, Poland when the second World War broke out and the Nazis invaded. Before the invasion, she oversaw the city “canteens”, which provided assistance to people …

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Inspiring Thursday: Simone Veil

“Following the example of the Righteous, I want to believe that moral strength and individual conscience can always prevail.” Simone Veil was born in Nice, France, in 1927 in a non-religious Jewish family. Daughter of Yvonne and André Jacob, she had two sisters and one brother, and was the youngest of a family of six.

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