Category:Female critics of feminism
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The following 54 pages are in this category, out of 54 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 54 pages are in this category, out of 54 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Helen Andelin – Helen Berry Andelin was the founder of the Fascinating Womanhood Movement, beginning with the womens marriage classes she taught in the early 1960s. The year 1920 saw the birth of daughter Helen to Dr. Herbert and Mrs. Anna May Berry of Mesa, Helen was the youngest of seven children in this Latter-day Saint household. In her teens, Helen worked in a shop and at her parents hotel. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School and attended Brigham Young University, at Brigham Young University, she met and married Aubrey Passey Andelin, son of Aubrey Olof and Gladys Passey Andelin. Aubrey graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Dr. and Mrs. Andelin became the parents of eight children, four sons and four daughters. Mrs. Andelin sold 400,000 copies from her garage through a firm she and her husband founded. She based the classes and her book on a set of pamphlets that were published in the 1920s called, the classes started with an enrollment of eight women and grew to the point that many hundreds of women taught Fascinating Womanhood classes. Fascinating Womanhood spawned a grassroots movement, going against the second wave feminist tide of the 1960s and beyond, the classes and book focused on women being traditional wives and mothers. The classes continue to this day, being held in countries, including the United States, Japan, Australia, Mexico. The first online Fascinating Womanhood class was held in 2000-2001 by a woman from Kansas, additional online teachers have served over the years. Discussion groups exist on the Internet and in live venues, eventually being reissued in several editions, Fascinating Womanhood has sold over four million copies and has been translated into Spanish, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Polish and Russian. Random House issued the latest edition of the book in February 2007, Mrs. Andelin hosted a website where she gave advice on marriage and motherhood. Mrs. Andelin also designed The Domestic Goddess Planning Notebook to help keep their busy lives organized. Mrs. Andelin made many media appearances over the years and she has been interviewed by Michael Douglas, Larry King, Phil Donahue, Hugh Downs, and Barbara Walters. She appeared in the March 10,1975, issue of Time magazine, although many women perceive that Fascinating Womanhood helped their lives, the books teachings remain controversial. The book emphasizes traditional femininity and a wifes conditional obedience to her husband, in addition, the book teaches women to embrace girlish appearance and mannerisms, which some feel is strange behavior for an adult woman. Certain conservative Christian groups reject the books based on disagreement with Mrs. Andelins devout observance of her faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other conservative Christians who generally support Mrs. Andelins teachings disagree with her ideas concerning sexuality in marriage, finally, more than one author has indicated that Mrs. Andelin wrote her book in response to Betty Friedans The Feminine MystiqueHelen Andelin – Helen Andelin
2. Nicole Arbour – Nicole Arbour is a Canadian actress, choreographer, comedian, dancer, musician, singer and writer from Hamilton, Ontario. Arbour is a cheerleader for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. As an actress, Arbour appeared in Howie Do It, arbours single Bang Bang was released on April 30,2013. On June 18,2015, her single and music video to Fun Revolution was released and was the first Periscope music video to debut, in April 2015, Arbour was nominated as a finalist for Best Comedian for the Shorty Awards however lost to Hannibal Buress. Arbours brand of cheerleader meets motivational speaker was the foundation of her #GoTeam movement, after suffering from a devastating car accident that left her in chronic pain, she used her disdain for the word disabled to motivate her to get better. In September 2015, Arbour became the subject of controversy when she posted a video on her YouTube channel titled Dear Fat People. Critics argue the video endorses fat shaming, the video was temporarily unavailable on YouTube, over claims that it violated the YouTube terms of service, but was later restored. Arbour was the subject of public and celebrity criticism, with model Ashley Graham labelling her comments as downright disgusting. Director Pat Mills fired Arbour from a movie after seeing the video and was quoted via several sources. I was bullied a lot as a kid, I am no stranger to ridicule and loneliness. It went on for six minutes. I felt like I had been punched in the gut, I was so upset I was shaking like Shelley Duvall in The Shining, ”. On September 10,2015, Arbour, via Twitter denied ever having any form of involvement in the film, soon after the video, Arbour was fired from her job where she was a choreographer for an anti-bullying video for kids. The director of the film she was hired to work on said it made me never want to see her again, TIME cited an interview stating, Arbour doesn’t see her comments as bullying, but rather an intense form of truth-telling. Arbour was quoted defending her actions, “I find seeing someone’s head being blown off offensive, “I find children starving in a country with more than enough food offensive. I find women’s bodies being mutilated for religious purposes, that is offensive to me, but words and satire I don’t find offensive. On January 11,2016, YouTube personality Matthew Santoro posted My Abuse Story, the video was originally set to private after Santoro ended the relationship but was accidentally made public. He decided to keep it that way after receiving support from fans, Santoro claimed he was manipulated into isolating himself from his friends and family because of Arbour’s jealousy, and was later even punched in the faceNicole Arbour – Arbour at the 2014 Hamilton Festival of Friends
3. Samantha Bentley – Samantha Bentley is an English pornographic actress, musician and writer. Bentley was born and raised in South London, England and she stripped while attending university, where she studied design, prior to working in porn. Bentley started glamour modelling when she was around 18 or 19 years old and has appeared in Page 3 of The Sun and she decided to enter the adult film industry after an ex-boyfriend told her it would be cool if she were a porn star. She began by filming her own videos, which are no longer in her possession. When she was 20 years old, she performed solo for a British tease website which posted her work under the name Samantha B, Samantha being her real first name. She initially wanted to use the stage name Pixie May, but a friend of hers suggested she use a similar to the one from the tease site in order to make it easier for fans to find her. She initially worked for two years in girl/girl scenes only and she did her first scene, which was for 21Sextury, at the age of 22 in Budapest with a Czech female performer. Her first boy/girl scene was with Ian Tate for Harmony Films and this was also her first anal sex scene. She was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for August 2015, Bentley played a prostitute in the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, appearing in a bath scene opposite Davos Seaworth, who is played by Liam Cunningham. In April 2015, it was announced that Bentley will also appear in the fifth season. She has also appeared in a video for Wiz Khalifa. On 19 August 2014, Cosmopolitan UK published an article titled 14 weird questions about life as a star, answered by professionals. On 16 April 2015, Bentley made her DJing debut at Total Uprawr in the London Borough of Camden, Samantha is a fully qualified yoga instructor and teaches privately in LondonSamantha Bentley – Samantha Bentley at the 2013 AVN Awards
4. Tammy Bruce – Tammy K. Bruce is an American radio host, author, and political commentator. She is a contributor to Fox News Channel, and writes material for the Fox Forum blog. In 2003, Bruce was appointed to serve on Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggers Transition Team after his recall election against Gray Davis. She holds a degree in political science from the University of Southern California and is currently a PhD candidate at Claremont Graduate University. Bruce collaborated with Los Angeles professional women to one of the first ad hoc independent pro-choice activist groups. The groups early feminist activism began in 1987 and this group confronted anti-abortion group protesters, and helped develop a strategy to stop Operation Rescue from successfully blocking the entrance to abortion clinics. During the years 1987–1990 she also participated in the Los Angeles chapter of the AIDS activist group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, for seven years, Bruce served as president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women. Bruce served two years on NOWs board of directors, but later criticized the organization in one of her books, in 1996, the NOW Executive Board voted nearly unanimously to censure Bruce for what it claimed were racially insensitive comments during the O. J. Simpson murder trial. In May 1996, Bruce resigned as president of Los Angeles NOW, Bruce claimed that the censure was due to her focus on domestic violence, as opposed to defense attorney Johnnie Cochrans racial issues trial argument. Since then, Bruce has written about the dispute in her critique on what she sees as the failings of NOW, and she has said that the feminist establishment in the U. S. has abandoned authentic feminism. Instead, she advocates a Feminism that honors all responsible choices, including becoming a wife, in 2014, Bruce created a short video for the educational website Prager University in which she summarizes her criticisms of the contemporary feminist movement. The video is titled Feminism 2.0 In 2004, Bruce argued that gay Americans were not uniformly supportive of marriage. She described civil unions as an alternative providing equal rights, Bruce hosted a national radio program on Talk Radio Network through much of the 2000s. She returned to TRN in 2012 as a guest host following the cancellation of The Laura Ingraham Show, in her book The Death of Right and Wrong, Tammy Bruce writes of her involvement with Brenda Benet, who killed herself in a home she had shared with Bruce. They were romantically involved for a time after Benet left her husband, Bruce had moved out two weeks prior to Benets suicide. On the day of the suicide, Bruce thought that she would meet Benet for lunch, according to Bruce, Benet was locked inside the bathroom of her home when she arrived. She sensed something was wrong and went to get help, but once Bruce stepped outside, the book Soap Opera Babylon said that Benet was involved with a male costar on Days of Our Lives just prior to her death. In a 2006 interview with C-SPAN, Bruce stated she was bisexualTammy Bruce – Tammy Bruce
5. Louise Burfitt-Dons – Her father worked for Kuwait Oil Company and her mother ran a kindergarten. She had a brother, Laurence. She attended the Anglo-American School in Kuwait, and later the Hertfordshire and Essex High School, Burfitt-Dons father died of cancer when she was 26. During his illness she obtained a licence and took over the running of The White Horse in East Bergholt so she could care for him. The couple lived in Australia between 1982–93 where Louise worked as an actress and wrote plays for the Sydney stage and she co-starred in a dinner theatre show with Andrew Harwood in 1988. She has written on social affairs and political issues for a range of blogs including Conservative Home and she is a regular news reviewer on the Ian Collins show Roundtable on LBC. In 2012, after visiting a range of different businesses, she set up an initiative named Boosting Britain to encourage and promote new ideas. It covered infrastructure, defence industry, education as well as motivational factors and she has suggested more honorary titles for engineers would help to bolster their image and help with the skills shortage As of 2017, the website was unregistered and not connecting. Since setting up Act Against Bullying, Burfitt-Dons has been outspoken on the ill-effects of tribalism in society as a speaker and writer and she has advocated that tribalism is on the increase and has been taking effect in all forms of modern society leading to social unrest. Feeling the need to express what the public were confiding in her she designed a range of campaigns to promote human dignity and individuality in modern society and she designed the Cool To Be Kind Campaign in 2000, two years later she founded the National Decency Campaign in 2002. And, in 2006, the Grade Not Degrade campaign, the Scotsman quoted her as suggesting Celebrity Big Brother was legitimising the growing trend of bullying behaviour in classrooms around the country. She spoke at the Conservative Womens Organisation Forum at the House of Commons on cyber bullying claiming that today children have to be as savvy as celebrities, in response to the growing trend of internet abuse she designed the CyberKind Campaign, which was launched on Remembrance Day 2009. Burfitt-Dons founded the UK Kindness Movement and co-founder of Kindness Day UK and she appeared on BBC Breakfast on the first Kindness Day UK on 13 November 2010 alongside Kathy Lette who claimed that English people were condescending and unfriendly. In 2007 she began campaigning on global warming and has said climate change may be the ultimate issue that unites us all. In 2006 she was nominated as an Angel Hero for The My Hero Project, Burfitt-Dons co-founded the Global Warming Alliance which was set up in January 2006 to find solutions to the crisis. On 2 December 2008, she launched the Global Warming Hotspot channel on YouTube, Burfitt-Dons got involved with womens issues because of her charity work as a motivational speaker and mentor. In October 2009 she was part of the freshers feminist debate at Cambridge University with Cosmopolitan Magazine editor Louise Court, Burfitt-Dons set up the Royal Society of Arts Womens Speakers Network whose mission is to raise womens profile in society by greater involvement in public speaking. She chaired the event at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 9 November 2010 in a public debate entitled The Great Female DebateLouise Burfitt-Dons – Louise Burfitt-Dons
6. Ann Coulter – Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public, born in New York City to a conservative family, Coulter was raised in New Canaan, Connecticut. She deepened her conservative interests while studying history at Cornell University and she subsequently embarked on a career as a law clerk before rising to prominence in the 1990s as an outspoken critic of the Clinton administration. Her first book concerned the Bill Clinton impeachment, and sprang from her experience writing legal briefs for Paula Joness attorneys, Coulters syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate appears in newspapers, and is featured on major conservative websites. As of 2016, Coulter has 12 best-selling books, including most recently Adios, all eight of her paternal great-great-grandparents were immigrants. Her family later moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where Coulter and her two brothers, James and John, were raised. She was raised in a household in Connecticut by Republican parents. Coulter says she has identified as a conservative since kindergarten, to prep for arguments, she read books like Barry Goldwaters Conscience of a Conservative. At age 14, Coulter visited her brother in New York City where he attended law school. While he was in class, he had his little sister read books by Milton Friedman, when he got home from class, he quizzed Coulter. As a reward, he and his friends took her out to bars on the Upper East Side, reading Republican books made Coulter dream about working as a writer. She graduated from New Canaan High School in 1980, meanwhile, a drivers license issued several years later allegedly listed her birthdate as December 8,1963. Coulter will not confirm either date, citing privacy concerns, while attending Cornell University, Coulter helped found The Cornell Review, and was a member of the Delta Gamma national sorority. She graduated cum laude from Cornell in 1984 with a B. A. in history, and received her J. D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1988, where she was an editor of the Michigan Law Review. At Michigan, Coulter was president of the chapter of the Federalist Society and was trained at the National Journalism Center. After law school, Coulter served as a law clerk, in Kansas City and she handled crime and immigration issues for Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan and helped craft legislation designed to expedite the deportation of aliens convicted of felonies. She later became a litigator with the Center for Individual Rights, the leadership of the Libertarian Party of Connecticut, after meeting with Coulter, declined to endorse her. As a result, her self-described total sham, media-intensive, third-party Jesse Ventura campaign did not take place, shays subsequently won the election, and held the seat until 2008Ann Coulter – Coulter at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference.
7. Edwina Currie – Edwina Jones, born Edwina Cohen and commonly known by her first married name, Edwina Currie, is a former British Member of Parliament. First elected as a Conservative Party MP in 1983, she was a Junior Health Minister for two years, before resigning in 1988, during the salmonella in eggs controversy. By the time Currie lost her seat as an MP in 1997, she had begun a new career as a novelist and she is the author of six novels, and has also written four works of non fiction. In September 2002, publication of Curries Diaries caused a sensation, Currie was born in south Liverpool to an Orthodox Jewish family. She is however not particularly religious, stating in an February 2000 interview that she found religious mumbo jumbo hard to swallow in any faith. She went to the Liverpool Institute High School for Girls in Blackburne House, in the Canning area of Liverpool, from 1975 until 1986, she was a Birmingham City Councillor for Northfield. In 1983, she stood for parliament as a Conservative Party candidate, in September 1986, she became a Junior Health Minister. In 1988, Currie appointed television personality Jimmy Savile to head up a force to run the Broadmoor psychiatric hospital. Savile was given power and a set of keys with complete access to every part of the hospital. He mingled repeatedly with the 800 or so patients, many teenage girls, Currie was forced to resign in December 1988, after she issued a warning about salmonella in British eggs. The loss of revenue led to the slaughter of four million hens, however, Currie failed to clarify this distinction. There was particular anger in Northern Ireland where egg production is a significant part of the economy, at the Christmas party of the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland that year the featured dish was curried eggs. To make amends, in 1990, she began the National Egg Awareness Campaign, the controversy gained her the nickname Eggwina. In 1991, Currie became the first Conservative MP to appear on the BBC topical panel show Have I Got News for You and she appeared again two years later, in a special episode commemorating the release of Margaret Thatchers memoirs, opposite fellow Liverpudlian Derek Hatton. Speaking about the incident later, Currie said I just looked at my orange juice, and looked at this man from which this stream of abuse was emanating, and thought I know how to shut you up. A civil court led to compensation of £15,000 from Currie after she suggested in her memoirs that it happened after Snape had been drinking vodka in a club with cronies. After the 1992 General Election, she declined a request from Prime Minister John Major to take up a position as Minister of State for the Home Office. In February 1994, she tabled an amendment to the Criminal Justice and this amendment was defeated by 307 votes to 280, although a subsequent amendment resulted in the reduction of the homosexual age of consent from 21 to 18, final equalisation was achieved in 2000Edwina Currie – Currie in 2009
8. Pamela Geller – Pamela Geller is an American political activist and commentator. She says her blogging and campaigns in the United States are against what she terms creeping Sharia in the country, multiple groups have described Geller as Islamophobic. She is currently the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative which she co-founded with Robert Spencer, the American Freedom Defense Initiative has been designated an anti-Muslim hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The British government barred Gellers entry into the UK in 2013 saying her presence would not be conducive to the public good and she and Spencer co-authored the book The Post-American Presidency, The Obama Administrations War on America in 2010. Geller is the third of four born to the Jewish family of Reuben, a textile manufacturer. She grew up in Hewlett Harbor, in New Yorks Long Island and she helped out in her fathers business, where she learned to speak fluent Spanish. Two of her sisters became doctors, and the became a teacher. Geller attended Lynbrook High School and Hofstra University, though she left before completing her degree and she was married to Michael Oshry from 1990 until the couple divorced in 2007, and is the mother of four daughters. As of April 2013 she was living in Hewlett, New York, Geller spent most of the 1980s working at the New York Daily News, first as a financial analyst and then in advertising and marketing. Subsequently, she was associate publisher of The New York Observer from 1989 through 1994, in a Village Voice interview, Geller attributed the advent of her political consciousness to the 9/11 attacks. She created a blog called Atlas Shrugs in 2004, the blog gained thousands of readers in 2006 when Geller reprinted the controversial cartoons of Muhammad originally published in the Jyllands-Posten. In 2007, her campaign against an Arabic language public school in Brooklyn played an important role in the resignation of its principal, in 2010 Geller co-founded the American Freedom Defense Initiative organization with Robert Spencer. She also co-authored a book with Spencer, The Post-American Presidency, the book criticizes the Obama administrations treatment of the free-market system, freedom of speech, and foreign policy. She is also a contributor to the conservative magazine Human Events, Geller, who had spoken at the annual CPAC convention four years previous, was forbidden to appear in 2013. Geller attributed her exclusion from the event to her having accused CPAC board members Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan of being members of the Muslim Brotherhood and secret Islamist agents. Reacting to CPACs decision to exclude Geller, Mark Steyn called her a fighter on free speech. Israeli journalist Caroline Glick argued that White and Davidson were wrong, Geller opposes jihadists, in May 2013, the Jewish Defense League of Canada invited Geller to speak in Toronto, Canada. Initially, Geller was invited by Rabbi Mendel Kaplan to speak at Chabad@Flamingo, because Kaplan was a chaplain with the York Regional Police, the polices Hate Crimes Unit stated that Kaplans invitation conflicted with our long-held position of inclusivityPamela Geller – Geller in 2011
9. Laura Ingraham – Laura Anne Ingraham is an American radio talk show host, author, and conservative political commentator. Her nationally syndicated show, The Laura Ingraham Show, airs throughout the United States on Courtside Entertainment. Ingraham is also the official guest host on Fox News Channels The OReilly Factor and she is also the editor-in-chief of LifeZette. Ingraham grew up in a family in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Her maternal grandparents were Polish immigrants, while her grandfather was of English. She was graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1981, Ingraham earned a B. A. degree at Dartmouth College in 1985 and a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1991. As a Dartmouth undergraduate, she was a member of the independent conservative newspaper. In her senior year, she was the newspapers editor-in-chief, its first female editor, the college paid his legal costs. The suit was settled in 1985, Ingraham has stated that she supports civil unions, but still believes that marriage is between a man and a woman. In the late 1980s, Ingraham worked as a speechwriter in the Ronald Reagan administration for the Domestic Policy Advisor and she also briefly served as editor of The Prospect, the magazine issued by Concerned Alumni of Princeton. She then worked as an attorney at the New York-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, in 1995, she appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in a leopard-print miniskirt in connection with a story about young conservatives. In 1996, she and Jay P. Lefkowitz organized the first Dark Ages Weekend in response to Renaissance Weekend, Ingraham has had two stints as a cable television host. In the late 1990s, she became a CBS commentator and hosted the MSNBC program Watch It, several years later, Ingraham began campaigning for another cable television show on her radio program. She finally got her wish in 2008, when Fox News Channel gave her a trial run for a new show entitled Just In. Her most recent book, Of Thee I Zing, was released in July 2011, in August 2013, conservative Newsmax magazine named Ingraham among the 25 most influential women in the GOP. Political columnist Paul Bedard reported on 15 January,2017 that Ingraham had been approached by Republican party insiders, Ingraham later confirmed that she was considering it. Ingraham launched The Laura Ingraham Show in April 2001, which is heard on 306 stations and it was originally syndicated by Westwood One, but moved to Talk Radio Network in 2004. Ingraham is also the official guest host of The OReilly Factor on Fox News Channel, in 2012, Ingraham was rated as the No.5 radio show in America, by Talkers MagazineLaura Ingraham – Ingraham speaking in Washington D.C., 2015
10. Eliza Lynn Linton – Eliza Lynn Linton was the first female salaried journalist in Britain, and the author of over 20 novels. Despite her path breaking role as an independent woman, many of her essays took a strong anti-feminist slant. Eliza Lynn Linton was born in Keswick, Cumbria, England, the daughter of the Rev. J. Lynn, vicar of Crosthwaite, and granddaughter of a bishop of Carlisle. The death of her mother when Eliza was five months old led to a chaotic upbringing, in which she was largely self-educated, but in 1845 she left home to earn her living as a writer in London. After moving to Paris, she married W. J. Linton in 1858, an eminent wood-engraver, who was also a poet of note, a writer upon his craft. She moved into his house, Brantwood, in the Lakes, with his seven children from his earlier marriage. In 1867 the couple separated in a way, the husband going to America. She returned briefly to Cumbria and to her home in 1889. It is Keswick and yet not Keswick, as I am Eliza Lynn and she usually lived in London, but about three years before her death retired to Brougham House, Malvern. She died at Queen Annes Mansions, London, on 14 July 1898, Linton arrived in London in 1845 as the protégée of poet Walter Savage Landor. In the following year she produced her first novel, Azeth, the Egyptian, which was succeeded by Amymone, none of these had any great success, and she became a journalist, joining the staff of the Morning Chronicle, and Household Words. After separating from her husband, Linton returned to writing novels and her most successful works were The True History of Joshua Davidson, Patricia Kemball, and The Autobiography of Christopher Kirkland, the latter being in fact a thinly disguised autobiography. Mrs Linton was a critic of early feminism. Her most famous essay on this subject, The Girl of the Period, was published in Saturday Review in 1868 and was a vehement attack on feminism. In 1891, she wrote Wild Women as Politicians which explained her opinion that politics was naturally the sphere of men, Mrs Linton is a leading example of the fact that the fight against votes for women was not only organised by men, see Anti-suffragism. Her contribution to a symposium on English fiction in 1890 saw her take an aggressive stance towards Grundyism than her fellow-contributor Thomas Hardy. Amymone, A Romance in the Days of Pericles, Vol.2, Vol.3, Realities, A Tale, Saunders and Otley,1851. Witch Stories, Chapman & Hall,1861, the Lake Country, Smith, Elder and Company,1864Eliza Lynn Linton – Portrait of Eliza Lynn Linton, by W. & D. Downey, 1890
11. Dana Loesch – Dana Loesch is an American conservative talk radio host and television host at TheBlaze and author. Loesch has appeared as a commentator on television networks such as Fox News, CNN, CBS, ABC. Loesch was raised by her mother, Gale, in a family of Southern Baptists. She graduated from Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri and she later attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec before transferring to Webster University to study journalism on scholarship. Following a pregnancy, Loesch dropped out of college and married and she grew up as a Democrat, a point of contention early in her marriage to Chris, a staunch Republican. However, she veered sharply to the right after the September 11 attacks, Loesch and her husband homeschooled two children together. After leaving Webster University, Loesch began writing for St. Louis Magazine, doing investigative news articles, Dana allowed the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to run with Mamalogues as a weekly column, which won Loesch the Riverfront Times Best Newspaper Columnist St. Louis 2007. In July 2008 Loesch was chosen as one of St. Louis Business Journals top 30 Under 30 and she was recognized by the Nielsen ratings as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers. In October 2010, Loesch was hired to be editor-in-chief of Big Journalism, in February 2011, CNN hired Loesch as a political analyst in preparation for its 2012 election coverage. Loesch co-founded the St. Louis Tea Party in 2009 along with its board president, Loesch left the organization in December 2011. Loesch was the recipient of Accuracy In Medias Grassroots Journalism award and she also guest hosts for other national radio talent such as Glenn Beck and Michael Savage. Loesch was added to Talkers Magazine s top 100 heavy hitters in 2012 and was number 33 in 2014, Loesch hosted the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2013. In December 2012, after the death of founder Andrew Breitbart in March 2012, on Thursday, January 12,2012, Loesch spoke on her show in defense of U. S. Marines videotaped urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban fighters, commenting that Id drop trou and do it, I want a million cool points for these guys. Loesch returned to the show in January 2014 after their producers, on January 10,2014, Loesch debuted her new daily TV Show, Dana, on Glenn Becks TheBlaze TV. In October 2014, Loesch released Hands Off My Gun, Defeating the Plot to Disarm America, kFTK-FM in St. Louis, her original radio station, dropped her show in 2016. The show was picked up by WSDZ-AM shortly thereafter, in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, she endorsed Ted Cruz. Hands Off My Gun, Defeating the Plot to Disarm America, flyover Nation, You Cant Run a Country Youve Never Been ToDana Loesch – Loesch in February 2011.
12. Clare Boothe Luce – Clare Boothe Luce was an American author, politician, U. S. Ambassador and public conservative figure. She was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad, a versatile author, she is best known for her 1936 hit play The Women, which had an all-female cast. Her writings extended from drama and screen scenarios to fiction, journalism and she was the wife of Henry Luce, publisher of Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. Politically, Luce was a conservative in later life and was well known for her anti-communism. In her youth, she aligned herself with the liberalism of President Franklin Roosevelt as a protege of Bernard Baruch. Although she was a supporter of the Anglo-American alliance in World War II. Luce was born Ann Clare Boothe in New York City on March 10,1903 and her parents were not married and would separate in 1912. Her father, a man and a brilliant violinist, instilled in his daughter a love of literature, if not of music. Parts of young Clares childhood were spent in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, Chicago, Illinois, Clare Boothe had an elder brother, David Franklin Boothe. She attended the schools in Garden City and Tarrytown, New York. Her ambitious mothers initial plan for her was to become an actress, Clare understudied Mary Pickford on Broadway at age 10, and had a small part in Thomas Edisons 1915 movie, The Heart of a Waif. Highly intelligent, ambitious, and blessed with a deceptively fragile blonde beauty and she wed George Tuttle Brokaw, millionaire heir to a New York clothing fortune, on August 10,1923, at the age of 20. They had one daughter, Ann Clare Brokaw, according to Boothe, Brokaw was a hopeless alcoholic, and the marriage ended in divorce in 1929. On November 23,1935, she married Henry Harry Robinson Luce, the publisher of Time, Life and she thereafter called herself Clare Boothe Luce, a frequently-misspelled name that was often confused with that of her exact contemporary Claire Luce, a stage and film actress. As a professional writer, Luce continued to use her maiden name, on January 11,1944, her only child, Ann Clare Brokaw, a 19-year-old senior at Stanford University, was killed in an automobile accident. As a result of the tragedy, Luce explored psychotherapy and religion, after grief counseling with radio priest Fulton Sheen, she joined the Roman Catholic Church in 1946. She became an ardent essayist and lecturer in celebration of her faith, as a memorial to her daughter, beginning in 1949 she funded the construction of a Catholic church in Palo Alto for use by the Stanford campus ministry. The new Saint Ann Chapel was dedicated in 1951 and it was sold by the diocese in 1998 and in 2003 became a church of the Anglican Province of Christ the KingClare Boothe Luce – Hon. Clare Boothe Luce
13. Wendy McElroy – Wendy McElroy is a Canadian individualist anarchist. She was a co-founder along with Carl Watner and George H. Smith of The Voluntaryist magazine in 1982, among feminists, McElroy identifies herself as being sex-positive, defending the availability of pornography and condemning anti-pornography feminism campaigns. McElroy has been a defender of the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks. McElroy has repeatedly worked with George H. Smith, another well-known anarcho-capitalist author, but in 2015 the relationship between McElroy and Smith became rancorous, to the point where McElroy complained of sexual slander, victimization and exploitation. Thousand Oaks, CA, SAGE Publications, Cato InstituteWendy McElroy – Wendy McElroy speaking in Springfield, Illinois, September 16, 2006.
14. Ilana Mercer – Ilana Mercer is a paleolibertarian author, columnist, blogger and thinker. She has appeared on radio, podcasts and television shows. She has the author of three books, her latest The Trump Revolution, The Donalds Creative Destruction Deconstructed was released in June 2016 and is effectively the first libertarian book of Trump. Peter Brimelow of VDARE. com said “This volume appears at a moment of crisis for libertarians in general. Throughout the book she maintains that if the current patterns of immigration continue, Mercer writes that by drastically diminishing The Machine, Trump might just help loosen the chains that bind the individual to central government, national and transnational. Mercer adheres to the philosophy of libertarianism, which recognizes the rights to life, liberty, property. She argues that governments exist to protect only those rights, without violating the rights of foreigners to their lives, liberty, and property. As a result of this philosophy, Mercer argues for secure U. S. borders and her first editorial against the proposed U. S. invasion of Iraq appeared in 2002, and she has strongly opposed the war in Iraq since that time. A proponent of ordered liberty in the Burkean sense, Mercer differs from libertarian anarchists who see the state as the root of all evil, because of her emphasis on individual agency and responsibility as a prerequisite for ordered liberty, Mercer regards the individual as the locus of evil. The state is but a corrupting influence. ”Rather, she notes that social determinism runs counter to free will and human agency, therefore, she should be properly considered a paleolibertarian. This viewpoint is reflected particularly in Mercers commentaries on crime and illegal immigration, and it is just as fragile. S. “he real individualist, ” she adds, “ knows who he is and whence he came. ”Mercer’s position on the U. S. trade deficit differs from that of many libertarians, including economist Don Boudreax whose “typical libertarian post-graduate cleverness” she rebutted. She argued further that libertarians who laud consumption do not often account for the fact that this consumption is, in general, supported by debt. In this context, a trade deficit represents “not an increase in wealth, Mercer has argued against U. S. foreign aid for all countries, including Israel. She has also noted that Israels struggle for self-defense and the U. S. -led War on Terror should not be seen as the same phenomenon, nevertheless, she has been characterized as reflexively pro-Israel by some libertarians. Despite this characterization, Raimondo later welcomed Mercer as a contributor, “Ilana is a principled longtime libertarian, and literally an international figure, she’s an ex-Israeli, ex-South African, and ex-Canadian, now a permanent resident of the U. S. And it isn’t only her prose that’s beautiful, she’s opinionated, she can write, and she’s a lot of fun, ” Raimondo wrote in October 2004, welcoming Mercer to Antiwar. com. Mercer has noted that members of the European right are far more likely to defend Israel against Hamas than are American paleoconservatives and paleolibertariansIlana Mercer – Ilana Mercer
15. Meredith L. Patterson – Meredith L. Patterson is an American technologist, science fiction writer, and journalist. She has spoken at industry conferences on a wide range of topics. She is also a blogger and software developer, and a figure in the biopunk movement. Patterson spent her first 24 years living in and around Houston, before moving to Iowa City, Iowa, to pursue her Masters degree in Linguistics, Patterson attended Kingwood High School from 1990 to 1994. That same year, at age 22, she traveled above the Arctic Circle as a NASA correspondent for a Mars simulation mission, Patterson is known for her work in computational linguistics and its applications to computer security. In 2005, she presented the first parse tree validation technique for stopping SQL injection attacks at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, prior to founding Osogato, Patterson worked for Mu Security. Before that, she was a PhD student at the University of Iowa and she did her undergrad in linguistics at the University of Houston and received her Masters in linguistics from the University of Iowa. Patterson has contributed to multiple open-source database software projects, including SciTools, Klein, QBE and her Dejector library integrates with PostgreSQL to implement the SQL injection approach taken in her Black Hat paper. Patterson is also credited with contributing to the Summer of Code project Firekeeper, in 2009 at BlackHat, Dan Kaminsky presented joint work with Patterson and Sassaman, revealing pervasive flaws in the Internets certificate authority infrastructure. Their work revealed that existing web browsers could be fooled into accepting fraudulent X.509 certificates. Her poetry has influenced by her scientific research, for example, her poem Leaving Devon Island is in reference to the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station on Devon Island, Nunavut. Patterson frequently discusses issues as copyright reform, biohacking, the Military Commissions Act, Proposition 8 and civil rights issues. Patterson has also contributed articles to the popular blog BoingBoing. In spring of 2008, she published a paper with David Chaum, a two-time CodeCon presenter, Patterson married the co-organizer of the event, Len Sassaman, after a public proposal at CodeCon 2006. As Sassaman was famous among the community in his own right. Data privacy Information privacy Information security Official website Meredith L. Patterson at the Internet Speculative Fiction DatabaseMeredith L. Patterson – Meredith Patterson (2010)
16. Ayn Rand – Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism, educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. She had a produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were unsuccessful in America, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel. In 1957, Rand published her work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own magazines, Rand advocated reason as the only means of acquiring knowledge, and rejected faith and religion. She supported rational and ethical egoism, and rejected altruism, in art, Rand promoted romantic realism. She was sharply critical of most philosophers and philosophical traditions known to her, except for Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Literary critics received Rands fiction with mixed reviews, and academia generally ignored or rejected her philosophy, though academic interest has increased in recent decades. The Objectivist movement attempts to spread her ideas, both to the public and in academic settings and she has been a significant influence among libertarians and American conservatives. Rand was born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum on February 2,1905 and she was the eldest of the three daughters of Zinovy Zakharovich Rosenbaum and his wife, Anna Borisovna, largely non-observant Jews. Zinovy Rosenbaum was a successful pharmacist and businessman, eventually owning a pharmacy, with a passion for the liberal arts, Rand later said she found school unchallenging and she began writing screenplays at the age of eight and novels at the age of ten. At the prestigious Stoiunina Gymnasium, her closest friend was Vladimir Nabokovs younger sister, the two girls shared an intense interest in politics and would engage in debates at the Nabokov mansion, while Nabokova defended constitutional monarchy, Rand supported republican ideals. She was twelve at the time of the February Revolution of 1917, the subsequent October Revolution and the rule of the Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin disrupted the life the family had previously enjoyed. Her father’s business was confiscated and the family displaced and they fled to the Crimean Peninsula, which was initially under control of the White Army during the Russian Civil War. She later recalled that, while in school, she determined that she was an atheist. After graduating from school in the Crimea at 16, Rand returned with her family to Petrograd. At the university she was introduced to the writings of Aristotle and Plato, a third figure whose philosophical works she studied heavily was Friedrich Nietzsche. Able to read French, German and Russian, Rand also discovered the writers Fyodor Dostoevsky, Victor Hugo, Edmond Rostand, and Friedrich Schiller, along with many other bourgeois students, Rand was purged from the university shortly before graduatingAyn Rand – Ayn Rand
17. Alice Mary Robertson – Robertson was the first woman to defeat an incumbent congressman. She was known for her personality, commitment to Native American issues. Until the election of Mary Fallin in 2006, Robertson was the only woman elected from Oklahoma to Congress, Robertson was born at the Tullahassee Mission in Creek Nation, Indian Territory, to missionaries Ann Eliza and William Schenck Robertson. Her maternal grandfather was Samuel Worcester, a missionary to the Cherokees. The 1860 United States Census shows the living in Creek Nation, Indian Lands. Her parents translated many works into the Creek language, including the Bible, in early life, Mary Alice Robertson was self-taught under the supervision of her parents. She attended Elmira College, in Elmira, New York, Robertson started working as a clerk in the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D. C. She returned to the Indian Territory and taught briefly in the school at Tullahassee, later she taught at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania from 1880 to 1882. It was the model for Indian boarding schools across the country, Robertson returned to the Indian Territory, and established the Nuyaka Mission. It was run by Presbyterians who reported to the Creek Council and she taught in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, where she had charge of a Presbyterian boarding school for Native American girls. It eventually developed into Henry Kendall College and then the University of Tulsa, Robertson was appointed by the BIA as the first government supervisor of Creek Indian schools, and she served from 1900 to 1905. She was next appointed by Pres, theodore Roosevelt as the United States postmaster of Muskogee, Oklahoma, serving from 1905 to 1913. She was the countrys first woman postmaster of a Class A post office, during World War I, she provided a canteen service to local troops in what was the start of the Muskogee Chapter of the American Red Cross. Robertson became more involved in politics and she was elected by the 2nd District of Oklahoma as a Republican Representative to the 67th Congress, defeating the incumbent William Hastings. She was the first woman to defeat an incumbent representative in a general election and she served from March 4,1921 to March 3,1923, but was unsuccessful in running for reelection in 1922 and was defeated by Hastings. Robertson was the woman to hold a seat in Congress, after Representative Jeannette Rankin from Montana. During her term, Robertson became the first woman to preside over the House of Representatives, Robertson was the first woman elected to Congress after passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote. She opposed feminist groups such as the League of Women Voters, Robertson voted against bills funding maternity and childcare on the grounds that they were an unwarranted governmental intrusion on personal rightsAlice Mary Robertson – Alice Mary Robertson
18. Phyllis Schlafly – Phyllis McAlpin Schlafly was an American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist. S. Her 1964 book, A Choice Not an Echo, a polemic push-back against Republican leader Nelson Rockefeller and she co-authored books on national defense and was highly critical of arms control agreements with the former Soviet Union. Schlafly founded the conservative interest group Eagle Forum in 1972 and remained its chairman, Schlaflys great-grandfather Stewart, a Presbyterian, emigrated from Scotland to New York in 1851 and moved westward through Canada before settling in Michigan. Her grandfather, Andrew F. Stewart, was a mechanic with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Schlaflys father, John Bruce Stewart, was a machinist and salesman of industrial equipment and he became unemployed in 1932 during the Great Depression and could not find permanent work until World War II. He was granted a patent in 1944 for a rotary engine, Schlaflys mother, Odile Stewart, was the daughter of attorney Ernest C. Phyllis sole sibling was her sister, Odile Stewart. Phyllis attended college and graduate school, before her marriage, she worked as a teacher at a private girls school in St. Louis. During the Depression, Schlaflys mother went back to work as a librarian, Schlafly was christened Phyllis McAlpin Stewart, and born and raised in St. Louis. During the Depression, Schlaflys father faced long-term unemployment, and her mother entered the labor market, mrs. Stewart was able to keep the family afloat and maintained Phyllis in a Catholic girls school. Schlafly started college early and worked as a model for a time, in 1944, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis. In 1945, she received a Master of Arts degree in government from Radcliffe College, in her 1966 book Strike From Space, Schlafly notes that during World War II, she worked as a ballistics gunner and technician at the largest ammunition plant in the world. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 1978, in 1946, Schlafly became a researcher for the American Enterprise Institute and worked in the successful United States House of Representatives’ campaign of Republican Claude I. In 1952, Schlafly ran for Congress as a Republican in the majority Democratic 24th congressional district of Illinois and lost to Charles Melvin Price. Schlaflys campaign was low-budget and promoted heavily through the print media. She attended her first Republican National Convention that year and continued to attend each following convention, as part of the Illinois delegation of the 1952 Republican convention, Schlafly endorsed U. S. Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio to be the party nominee for the presidential election, at the 1960 Republican National Convention, Schlafly helped lead a revolt of moral conservatives who opposed Richard Nixons stance against segregation and discrimination. In it, Schlafly denounced the Rockefeller Republicans in the Northeast, accusing them of corruption, critics called the book a conspiracy theory about secret kingmakers controlling the Republican PartyPhyllis Schlafly – Phyllis Schlafly in 2011
19. Laura Schlessinger – Laura Catherine Schlessinger is an American talk radio host, socially conservative commentator and author. Her radio program consists mainly of her responses to requests for personal advice and has occasionally featured her short monologues on social and political topics. Her website says that her show preaches, teaches, and nags about morals, values, Laura Program, and on writing self-help books. The books Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, a short-lived television talk show hosted by Schlessinger was launched in 2000. In August 2010, she announced that she would end her radio show in December 2010. Her show moved to Sirius XM Radios Sirius XM Stars on January 3,2011, Schlessinger announced a multi-year deal to be on satellite radio. Schlessinger was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Brooklyn and her parents were Monroe Monty Schlessinger, a civil engineer, and Yolanda Schlessinger, an Italian Catholic war bride. Schlessinger has said her father was charming and her mother beautiful as a young woman and she has a sister, Cindy, who is eleven years her junior. Schlessinger has described her childhood environment as unloving and unpleasant, and she has ascribed some of the difficulty to extended family rejection of her parents mixed faith Jewish-Catholic marriage. Schlessinger said her father was petty, insensitive, mean, thoughtless, demeaning and she described her mother as a person with pathological pride, who was never grateful, who would always find something to criticize, and who constantly expressed disdain for men, sex and love. She credited her father giving her the drive to succeed. Schlessinger attended Westbury High School and Jericho High School, where she showed an interest in science and she received a bachelors degree from Stony Brook University. Moving to Columbia University for graduate studies, she earned a masters and her doctoral thesis was on insulins effects on laboratory rats. In addition, she opened up a practice as a marriage. Schlessingers first appearance on radio was in 1975 when she called in to a KABC show hosted by Bill Ballance, impressed by her quick wit and sense of humor, Ballance began featuring her in a weekly segment. Schlessingers stint on Ballances show led to her own shows on a series of radio stations. By 1979 she was on the air Sunday evenings from 9,00 to midnight on KWIZ in Santa Ana and that year, the Los Angeles Times described her show as dealing with all types of emotional problems, though sex therapy is the shows major focus. In the late 1980s, Schlessinger was filling in for Barbara De Angelis noon-time relationship-oriented talk show in Los Angeles on KFI, tunick chose Schlessinger to fill in for RaphaelLaura Schlessinger – Schlessinger in 2007
20. Helen Smith (psychologist) – Helen Smith is a forensic psychologist in Knoxville, Tennessee, who specializes in violent children and adults. She holds a Ph. D from the University of Tennessee and masters degrees from The New School for Social Research, the film highlights the inadequacies of the school, mental health and criminal justice systems in preventive treatment of troubled teens. More recently, Smith wrote Men on Strike, Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and she has written widely on issues relating to violence, mental health, and the criminal justice system. Among her articles is Violence on Campus, Practical Recommendations for Legal Educators, after the Jonesboro, Arkansas school shootings, she testified before the Arkansas State Legislature regarding responses to school violence. Since September 2005, she has been writing her own blog, Smith discusses feminism, homosexuality, liberalism, race, gun rights, and abortion from a libertarian vantage point. Dr. Smith is married to Glenn Reynolds, a law professor and commentator, in addition to her own blog, Dr. Helen, she and her husband occasionally produce a podcast, Glenn and Helen Show. Helen Smith at the Internet Movie DatabaseHelen Smith (psychologist) – Helen Smith
21. Esther Vilar – Esther Vilar is an Argentine-German writer. She trained and practised as a doctor before establishing herself as an author. The underlying topic in all her writing is freedom versus imprisonment, specifically, the desire in all of us to delegate personal responsibilities. They separated when she was 3 years old and she studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, and in 1960 went to West Germany on scholarship to continue her studies in psychology and sociology. She worked as a doctor in a Bavarian hospital for a year, and has worked as a translator, saleswoman, assembly-line worker in a thermometer factory, shoe model. In 1961 Esther married the German author Klaus Wagn, the marriage ended in divorce after two years but they had a son, Martin, in 1964. Concerning the divorce she stated, I didnt break up with the man, one of Vilars most popular books is titled The Manipulated Man, which she called part of a study on mans delight in nonfreedom. In it, she claims that women are not oppressed by men, Vilar appeared on The Tonight Show on February 21,1973, to discuss the book. In 1975 she was invited to a debate by WDR with Alice Schwarzer. According to the author, she received threats over the book. Nor had I envisaged the consequences which it would have for subsequent writing and her play Speer is a work of fictional biography about the German architect, Albert Speer, and has been staged in Berlin and London, directed by and starring Klaus Maria Brandauer. She has also many other books and plays, but most have not been translated into English. Book collecting original series of 3, Der dressierte Mann, Das polygame Geschlecht, ISBN 978-3-423-36134-7 The Polygamous Sex, A mans right to the other woman. El discurso inaugural de la papisa americana, antifeminism Hypergamy Mens movement Men Going Their Own Way Vilar, Esther. Authors Introduction to The Manipulated ManEsther Vilar – Esther Vilar (1977)
22. Mary Augusta Ward – Mary Augusta Ward CBE was a British novelist who wrote under her married name as Mrs Humphry Ward. Mary Augusta Arnold was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, into a prominent intellectual family of writers, Mary was the daughter of Tom Arnold, a professor of literature, and Julia Sorrell. Her uncle was the poet Matthew Arnold and her grandfather Thomas Arnold and her sister Julia married Leonard Huxley, the son of Thomas Huxley, and their sons were Julian and Aldous Huxley. The Arnolds and the Huxleys were an important influence on British intellectual life, marys father Tom Arnold was appointed inspector of schools in Van Diemens Land and commenced his role on 15 January 1850. Tom Arnold was received into the Roman Catholic Church on 12 January 1856, Mary Arnold had her fifth birthday the month before they left, and had no further connection with Tasmania. Tom Arnold was ratified as chair of English literature at the contemplated Catholic university, Dublin, Mary spent much of her time with her grandmother. She was educated at boarding schools and at 16 returned to live with her parents at Oxford. Her schooldays formed the basis for one of her later novels, on 6 April 1872, not yet 21 years old, Mary married Humphry Ward, a fellow and tutor of Brasenose College, and also a writer and editor. For the next nine years she continued to live at Oxford, at 17 Bradmore Road and she had by now made herself familiar with French, German, Italian, Latin and Greek. She was developing an interest in social and educational service and making efforts at literature. Her translation of Amiels Journal appeared in 1885, Mary Augusta Ward began her career writing articles for Macmillans Magazine while working on a book for children that was published in 1881 under the title Milly and Olly. This was followed in 1884 by an ambitious, though slight, study of modern life, Miss Bretherton. Wards novels contained strong religious subject matter relevant to Victorian values she herself practised and her popularity spread beyond Great Britain to the United States. Her book Lady Roses Daughter was the novel in the United States in 1903. It started, as no work could have done, a popular discussion on historic. Ward helped establish an organisation for working and teaching among the poor and she also worked as an educator in the residential settlement movements she founded. Mary Wards declared aim was equalisation in society, and she established educational settlements first at Marchmont Hall and this was originally called the Passmore Edwards Settlement, after its benefactor John Passmore Edwards, but after Wards death it became the Mary Ward Settlement. It is now known as the Mary Ward Centre and continues as an education collegeMary Augusta Ward – Mary Augusta Ward
23. Faith Whittlesey – Faith Ryan Whittlesey is a former Pennsylvania Republican politician and White House Senior Staff member notable for her effort to communicate Reagans entire policy agenda to U. S. These groups became a significant component of the Reagan coalition as they grew more politically self-conscious in the 1980s. President Judge Stephen J. McEwen Jr. Whittlesey, a fighter on behalf of Reagans policies, was not, however. Her tenure was marked by initiatives to improve the access of conservative religious believers to the American political process and she was considered their most aggressive ally in the White House. She noted that school prayer was not unlike the tuition tax credit issue, politically we win if we get votes on the Senate floor. Whittlesey focused on the core Reagan agenda during her White House tenure, at its height, her office included 38 people. She developed active White House outreach to labor leaders, Reagan Democrats, Faith Whittlesey has 2 surviving children, Amy and William, and 10 grandchildren. Her older son, Henry, a Harvard College graduate, died in 2012, among those groups that participated in the Outreach Group effort was the AFL-CIO because the Sandinistas were against free labor unions. Despite its effectiveness, Whittlesey says the Outreach Group was shut down in 1985 when Donald Regan took over as Chief of Staff, what we were doing was completely open and above board. It was an honest effort to change minds and hearts and to provide a forum for truth telling, later, when asked about Iran-Contra she said, I had no knowledge of the Iran-Contras connection. I had no involvement in it, nor was I asked to be a part of it, Whittlesey was appointed U. S. Ambassador to Switzerland under Ronald Reagan from 1981–83 and again from 1985-88. She was a particularly active Ambassador and traveled often around Switzerland explaining and advocating Reagans policies, after careful consideration, she declined the nomination. A judicial appointment would have removed her from the public policy and political arena. She had taken the job of Public Liaison because of a sense of obligation to the grassroots voters who had elected Reagan believing him to be a man of deep principle. Infighting in the White House continued, however and she eventually decided to return to Switzerland after Donald Regan became Chief of Staff, replacing James A. Baker. Whittlesey resumed her duties representing the U. S. in Bern for a term in 1985. She was the first to greet President Reagan as he stepped off the plane in Geneva for his meeting with Gorbachev in November,1985. Hearings into the subject were held by a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, the Wall Street Journal, in an editorial entitled True Grit, echoing a popular movie of the time, dismissed the investigationFaith Whittlesey – Special Counsel to the President, Special Assistant to the President, Assistant to the President for Public Liaison, Assistant to the President for Public Outreach, Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs
24. Cathy Young – Cathy Young is a Russian-born American journalist. Young is known for her writing on the topics of rape, Young is the author of two books, a frequent contributor to the libertarian monthly Reason, and a regular columnist for Newsday, RealClearPolitics. com, Time, and Allthink. Born in Moscow, the capital of what was then the Soviet Union and she became a naturalized citizen in 1987 as Catherine Alicia Young, and graduated from Rutgers University in 1988. At Rutgers, she wrote a column for the student newspaper The Daily Targum and she also completed her autobiography, Growing Up in Moscow, Memories of a Soviet Girlhood, published in 1989. com, The Weekly Standard, and Reason. From 2000 to 2007, Young wrote a weekly op-ed column for The Boston Globe, in 2008, she began to write a regular column for RealClearPolitics. com. In 2012, she became a weekly columnist for Newsday, over the years, Young has had a close association with Reason, where she is a contributing editor and was a monthly columnist from 2001 to 2007. Since 2014, she has contributed to Time. In addition to appearing on a number of radio and television shows, she has spoken on college campuses and, during 2001 and 2002, Young supports legally recognizing same-sex marriages. Young has defended the social media campaign Women Against Feminism, in 2015, Young wrote an article in The Daily Beast in which she interviewed the student whom anti-rape activist Emma Sulkowicz accused of rape. In a response, Sulkowicz described Young as an anti-feminist, saying that Young published Facebook conversations between her and her alleged rapist to shame her, heather Wilhelm wrote in RealClearPolitics that Youngs article about Sulkowicz sets aside the hype and soberly assesses the facts. Citing Youngs article, Katie Zavadski described her in New York magazine as a contrarian feminist, in his book The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker identifies Young as an equity feminist, and further describes her as an iconoclastic columnist who has argued against rape-related dogma. The Washington Post reported that Young has written articles critical of campus anti-rape advocacy. Salon described Young as having a history of writing to discredit victims, Growing Up In Moscow, Memories of a Soviet Girlhood CeasefireCathy Young – Cathy Young