Category:Female critics of feminism
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The following 53 pages are in this category, out of 53 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 women's marriage classes she taught in the early 1960s. The year 1920 saw the birth of daughter Helen to Mrs. Anna May Berry of Mesa, Arizona. Helen was the youngest of seven children in this Latter-day Saint household. In her teens, Helen worked at her parents' hotel. She attended Brigham Young University, where she majored in Home Economics. At Brigham Young University, she married Aubrey Passey Andelin, son of Aubrey Olof and Gladys Passey Andelin. Aubrey practiced dentistry in Central California for many years. Mrs. Andelin became the parents of eight children, four sons and four daughters. Mrs. Andelin sold 400,000 copies through a publishing firm she and her husband founded, Pacific Press. Her book on a set of pamphlets that were published in the 1920s called, "Fascinating Womanhood." The classes grew to the point that many hundreds of women taught Fascinating Womanhood classes. Fascinating Womanhood spawned a grassroots movement. Going beyond, the classes and book focused on women being traditional wives and mothers. The classes continue to this day, being held in several countries, including the United States, the Philippines. The first online Fascinating Womanhood class was held by a woman from Kansas, Mrs. Franky.Helen 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 former cheerleader for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. As an actress, Arbour appeared in Howie Silent But Deadly. Arbour's single "Bang Bang" was released on April 2013. On June 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. Arbour's brand of cheerleader meets motivational speaker was the foundation of her movement. In September 2015, Arbour became the subject of controversy when she posted a viral video on her YouTube channel titled "Dear Fat People." Critics argue the video endorses fat shaming. The video was temporarily unavailable over claims that it violated the YouTube terms of service, but was later restored. Arbour was the subject of both public and criticism, with model Ashley Graham labelling her comments as "downright disgusting". Director Pat Mills was quoted via several sources, "I'm gay. I was bullied a lot as a kid. I am no stranger to ridicule and loneliness... It’s fat-phobic and awful.Nicole Arbour – Arbour at the 2014 Hamilton Festival of Friends
3. Samantha Bentley – Samantha Bentley is an English pornographic actress, musician and writer. Bentley was raised in South London, England. She stripped while attending university, where she studied design, prior to working in porn. Bentley has appeared in Page 3 of The Sun. She decided to enter the adult industry after an ex-boyfriend told her it would be "cool" if she were a porn star. She began by filming her amateur videos, which are no longer in her possession. She initially worked for two years in girl/girl scenes only. She did her first scene, for 21Sextury, at the age of 22 with a Czech female performer. Her boy/girl scene was with Ian Tate for Harmony Films. This was also her anal sex scene. She was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for August 2015. In April 2015, it was announced that Bentley will also appear in the show's fifth season. She has also appeared in in a mainstream film titled Look of Love. On 16 Bentley made her DJing debut at Total Uprawr in the London Borough of Camden. She also plays classical piano.Samantha Bentley – Samantha Bentley at the 2013 AVN Awards
4. Tammy Bruce – Tammy K. Bruce is an American radio host, author, political commentator. Her nationally syndicated talk show, The Tammy Bruce Show, airs live 1 to 3 pm eastern time online via TalkStreamLive. . She writes material for the Fox Forum blog. She has supported all Republican candidates for president since George W. Bush's election in 2000." In 2003, Bruce was appointed to serve after his successful recall election against Gray Davis. She is currently a PhD candidate at Claremont Graduate University. Bruce collaborated with Los Angeles professional women to create one of the first hoc independent pro-choice activist groups. The group's feminist activism began in 1987. This group helped develop a strategy to stop "Operation Rescue" from successfully blocking the entrance to abortion clinics. During 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 for Women. Bruce later criticized the organization in one of her books. In 1996, the NOW Executive Board voted 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.Tammy Bruce – Tammy Bruce
5. Louise Burfitt-Dons – Louise Olivian Byres was born to Olive and Ian Byres in the Burgan district just south of Kuwait City. Her father worked for her mother ran a kindergarten. She had Laurence. She attended the Anglo-American School in Kuwait, later the Ashford School for Girls in Kent. Burfitt-Dons' father died of cancer when she was 26. During his illness she 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 wrote plays for the Sydney stage. She co-starred with Andrew Harwood in 1988. She lives in Chiswick London. She has written for a range of blogs including Conservative Home and Conservative Way Forward. She is a regular reviewer on the Ian Collins show Roundtable on LBC. It covers infrastructure, education as well as motivational factors. She has been taking effect in all forms of modern society leading to social unrest. 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.Louise Burfitt-Dons – Louise Burfitt-Dons
6. Ann Coulter – Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, lawyer. Coulter frequently appears as a speaker at private events. 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, where she helped found The Cornell Review. Coulter subsequently embarked before rising as an outspoken critic of the Clinton administration. Coulter's syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate is featured on conservative websites. As of 2016, Coulter has 12 best-selling books, including most recently Adios, America!. All eight of her paternal great-great-grandparents were immigrants. Her family later moved to Connecticut, where her two older brothers, James and John, were raised. Coulter was raised with a father who loved Joseph McCarthy. Coulter says she has identified as a conservative since kindergarten. To prep for arguments, she read books like Barry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative. At age 14, Coulter visited her older 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 and William E. Simon. When he got home from class, he quizzed Coulter.Ann Coulter – Coulter at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference.
7. Edwina Currie – By the time Currie lost her seat in 1997, Currie had begun a new career as a novelist and broadcaster. Currie has also written four works of non-fiction. In 2002, publication of Currie's Diaries caused a sensation, as they revealed a four-year affair with John Major between 1988. She was born to an Orthodox Jewish family. Currie is however not particularly religious, stating in a 2000 interview that she found "religious mumbo jumbo hard to swallow in any faith." Currie went to the Liverpool Institute High School in the Canning area of Liverpool, where she was Head Girl. Until 1986 Currie was a Birmingham City Councillor for Northfield. In 1983, Currie was elected as the member for South Derbyshire. In September 1986, Currie became a Junior Health Minister. In 1988, she appointed personality Jimmy Savile to head up a task force to run the Broadmoor psychiatric hospital. Savile was given extraordinary power and a set of keys to every part of the hospital. He medicated. She was forced to resign in December 1988 after she issued a warning in British eggs. The loss of revenue led to the slaughter of million hens. However, she failed to clarify this distinction.Edwina Currie – Currie in 2009
8. Lana Del Rey – Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, better known by the stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer, songwriter, model. Three of the EP's tracks were featured in her short film Tropico, which premiered in December 2013. Following a North American tour with Courtney Love and Grimes, she released Honeymoon. It also received positive critical and commercial response; the album had the fourth highest first week sales by a female artist in 2015. Del Rey has one brother, Charlie. Sr. was a Kidder, Peabody & Co. investment banker, a vice president for Plough, Inc and Textron, venture capitalist. She is of Scottish descent. She began singing in her church choir when she was a child, where she was the cantor. Before becoming a singer, Del Rey wanted to be a poet. During this time, Del Rey's uncle taught her how to play guitar, she "realized could probably write a million songs with those six chords". "I was always singing, but didn't plan on pursuing it seriously", Del Rey said. Del Rey enrolled at Fordham University where she majored in philosophy. Del Rey said she chose to study the subject because it "bridged the gap between God and science... I was interested in God and how technology could bring us closer to finding out where we came from and why". According to Del Rey, she had trouble making friends in boarding school and college, said, ", when my musical experience began.Lana Del Rey – Del Rey performing during the Planeta Terra Music Festival in Brazil, 2013
9. 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. Mutliple 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 Geller's entry into the UK in 2013 saying her presence would "not be conducive to the public good." She and Spencer co-authored the book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America in 2010. She is the third of four sisters born to the Jewish family of Lillian Geller. She grew up in Hewlett Harbor, in New York's Long Island. She helped out in her father's business, where she learned to speak fluent Spanish. Two of her sisters became doctors, the third became a teacher. Geller attended Lynbrook High School and Hofstra University, though she left before completing her degree. She was married to Michael Oshry from 1990 until the couple divorced in 2007, is the mother of four children. 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.Pamela Geller – Geller in 2011
10. Laura Ingraham – Laura Anne Ingraham is an American radio talk show host, author, conservative political commentator. The Laura Ingraham Show, airs throughout the United States on Courtside Entertainment. She is also the official host on Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor and a contributor on This Week on ABC. Ingraham is also the editor-in-chief of LifeZette. She is under consideration by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as his White House Press Secretary. She grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut where she was born to Anne Caroline and James Frederick Ingraham III. Her paternal grandmother was of Irish ancestry. Ingraham was graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1981. She earned a B.A. degree in 1991. As a Dartmouth undergraduate, Ingraham was a member of the independent conservative newspaper, The Dartmouth Review. In her senior year, Ingraham was its first female editor. The college paid his legal costs. The suit was settled in 1985. She has stated that she still believes that marriage "is between a man and a woman." In the late 1980s, she worked for the Domestic Policy Advisor.Laura Ingraham – Ingraham speaking in Washington D.C., 2015
11. Eliza Lynn Linton – Eliza Lynn Linton was the first female salaried journalist in Britain, 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, granddaughter of a bishop of Carlisle. In 1867 the couple separated in the husband going to America, Eliza going back as a London writer. She returned briefly to her home in 1889, to feel "half in a dream here. It is Keswick and yet not Keswick, as I am Eliza Lynn and yet not Eliza Lynn”. About three years before her death retired to Malvern. She died at Queen Anne's Mansions, London, on 14 July 1898, her ashes were scattered in the Crosthwaite churchyard. Linton arrived in London in 1845 as the protégée of poet Walter Savage Landor. In the following year she produced her first novel, Realities, followed. None of these had any great success, she became a journalist, joining the staff of the Morning Chronicle, Household Words. After separating from her husband, Linton returned to writing novels, in which she finally attained wide popularity. Mrs Linton was a severe critic of early feminism. "The Girl of the Period," 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, as was fame of any sort.Eliza Lynn Linton – Portrait of Eliza Lynn Linton, by W. & D. Downey, 1890
12. Dana Loesch – Dana Loesch is an American conservative talk radio host and television host at TheBlaze and author. She has appeared as a political commentator on television networks such as HBO. She was raised in an extended family of Southern Baptists. Loesch graduated from Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri. Loesch later attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec before transferring to Webster University to study journalism on scholarship. Following a pregnancy, she married, having her first child when she was 21. Loesch grew up to Chris, a staunch Republican. However, Loesch veered sharply after the September 11 attacks. Her husband homeschooled two children together. After leaving Webster University, she began her website "Mamalogues". Dana allowed the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to run as a weekly column, which won Loesch the Riverfront Times' "Best Newspaper Columnist St. Louis 2007". In July 2008 she was chosen as one of St. Louis Business Journal's top 30 Under 30. Loesch was recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers. In October 2010, she was hired to be editor-in-chief of a conservative website created by Andrew Breitbart. In February 2011, CNN hired Loesch for its 2012 election coverage.Dana Loesch – Loesch in February 2011.
13. 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 to reportage. She was the wife of Henry Luce, publisher of Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated. Politically, Luce was a leading conservative in later life and was well known for her anti-communism. Although she was a strong supporter of the Anglo-American alliance in World War II, she remained outspokenly critical of British colonialism in India. Luce was born Ann Clare Boothe in New York City on March 10, 1903, the second child of Anna Clara Schneider and William Franklin Boothe. Her parents were not married and would separate in 1912. Parts of young Clare's childhood were spent in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, Chicago, Illinois, Union City, New Jersey as well as New York City. Clare Boothe had an elder brother, David Franklin Boothe. She attended the cathedral schools in Garden City and Tarrytown, New York, graduating first in her class in 1919 at 16. Her ambitious mother's initial plan for her was to become an actress. Clare understudied Mary Pickford on Broadway at age 10, had a small part in Thomas Edison's 1915 movie, The Heart of a Waif. Highly intelligent, ambitious, blessed with a deceptively fragile blonde beauty, the young Clare soon abandoned ideological feminism to pursue other interests.Clare Boothe Luce – Hon. Clare Boothe Luce
14. Wendy McElroy – Wendy McElroy is a Canadian individualist anarchist. She was a co-founder along in 1982. Among feminists, McElroy identifies herself as being sex-positive, condemning anti-pornography feminism campaigns. McElroy has been a vocal defender of its head Julian Assange. McElroy has repeatedly worked with 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," exploitation. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee. 2002. ISBN 978-1566634359. OCLC 260069067. "Godwin, William". In Hamowy, Ronald. The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; Cato Institute. P. 211.Wendy McElroy – Wendy McElroy speaking in Springfield, Illinois, September 16, 2006.
15. Ilana Mercer – Ilana Mercer is a paleolibertarian author, columnist, blogger and thinker. Mercer has appeared on numerous radio, podcasts and television shows. Reclaiming civil society." Throughout the book Mercer maintains that if the current trend of third-world immigration continue, the United States will face a similar fate. Mercer writes that by "drastically diminishing The Machine," Trump "might just help loosen the chains that bind the individual to central government, transnational." She adheres to the philosophy of libertarianism, which recognizes the individual's rights to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. Mercer argues that governments exist to protect only those rights, without violating the rights of foreigners to their lives, property. As a result of this philosophy, she argues against intervention in foreign nations which do not threaten U.S. national interests. She has strongly opposed the war in Iraq since that time. A proponent of ordered liberty in the Burkean sense, she differs from libertarian anarchists who see the state as the root of all evil. Because of her emphasis as a prerequisite for ordered liberty, she regards "the individual as the locus of evil. The state is but a corrupting influence.” Therefore, Mercer should be properly considered a paleolibertarian. This viewpoint is reflected particularly on crime and illegal immigration. And it is just as fragile.”Ilana Mercer – Ilana Mercer
16. Meredith L. Patterson – Meredith L. Patterson is an American technologist, science fiction writer, journalist. She has spoken on a wide range of topics. She is also a leading figure in the biopunk movement. Patterson attended Kingwood High School from 1990 to 1994. That same year, at age 22, she traveled as a NASA correspondent for a Mars simulation mission. Patterson is known to computer security. In 2005, she presented the first parse tree technique for stopping SQL injection attacks at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Osogato was launched at SuperHappyDevHouse. Prior to founding Osogato, Patterson worked for Mu Security. Before that, she was a PhD student at the University of Iowa. She received her Masters in linguistics from the University of Iowa. Patterson has contributed including SciTools, Klein, QBE, written patches to PostgreSQL. Her "Dejector" library integrates with PostgreSQL to implement the SQL approach taken in her Black Hat paper. Patterson is also credited with contributing to the Summer of Code project Firekeeper, which her husband mentored. In 2009 at BlackHat, Dan Kaminsky presented joint work with Patterson and Sassaman, revealing pervasive flaws in the Internet's certificate infrastructure.Meredith L. Patterson – Meredith Patterson (2010)
17. Ayn Rand – Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful in America, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. In 1957, she published Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, Rand turned to non-fiction releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982. She rejected religion. She supported rational and ethical egoism, rejected altruism. In art, Rand promoted romantic realism. Rand was sharply critical for Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, classical liberals. Academia generally 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. She has been a significant influence among libertarians and American conservatives. She was born Alisa Zinov ` yevna Rosenbaum on February 1905, to a Jewish bourgeois family living in Saint Petersburg.Ayn Rand – Ayn Rand
18. Alice Mary Robertson – She was the first woman to defeat an incumbent congressman. Robertson was known for her strong personality, anti-feminist stance. Until the election of Mary Fallin in 2006, she was the only woman elected to Congress. She was born at the Tullahassee Mission in Indian Territory, to missionaries Ann Eliza and William Schenck Robertson. Her maternal grandfather was a long-time missionary to the Cherokees. The 1860 United States Census shows the living in Creek Nation, Indian Lands, Arkansas. Her parents translated many works including the Bible. In early life, Mary Alice Robertson was self-taught under the supervision of her parents. Robertson attended Elmira College, in New York. She started working as a clerk in the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.. Robertson taught briefly in the school at Tullahassee. Later Robertson taught at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School from 1880 to 1882. It was the model for Indian boarding schools across the country. She established the Nuyaka Mission. It was run by Presbyterians who reported to the Creek Council.Alice Mary Robertson – Alice Mary Robertson
19. Phyllis Schlafly – Phyllis McAlpin Schlafly was an American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist. Her 1964 book, A Choice Not a push-back against Republican leader Nelson Rockefeller, sold more than million copies. She co-authored books on national defense and was highly critical of arms control agreements with the former Soviet Union. She remained its CEO until her death. A Presbyterian, moved westward through Canada before settling in Michigan. Andrew F. Stewart, was a mechanic with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. John Bruce Stewart, was a salesman of industrial equipment, principally for Westinghouse. 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. Schlafly's mother, Odile Stewart, was the daughter of attorney Ernest C. Dodge. Phyllis' sole sibling was her younger sister, Odile Stewart. Phyllis attended school. Before her marriage, she worked as a teacher at a private girls' school in St. Louis. During the Depression, Schlafly's mother went back to work as a teacher to support her family.Phyllis Schlafly – Phyllis Schlafly in 2011
20. Laura Schlessinger – Laura Catherine Schlessinger is an American talk radio host, socially conservative commentator and author. Her program has occasionally featured her short monologues on social and political topics. Her website says that her show "nags about morals, values and ethics". Feeding of Husbands are among her bestselling works. A short-lived show hosted by Schlessinger was launched in 2000. In August 2010, she announced that she would end her syndicated radio show in December 2010. Her show moved on January 2011. Schlessinger announced a "multi-year" deal to be on satellite radio. She was raised on Long Island. Her parents were Yolanda Schlessinger, an Italian Catholic war bride. Schlessinger has said her father was charming and her mother beautiful as a young woman. Schlessinger has Cindy, her junior. She has described her environment as her family as dysfunctional. She has ascribed some of the difficulty to extended family rejection of her parents' mixed faith Jewish-Catholic marriage. She said her father was "petty, insensitive, mean, downright unloving".Laura Schlessinger – Schlessinger in 2007
21. 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 master's degrees from The New School for Social Research and the City University of New York. The film highlights the inadequacies of the school, criminal justice systems in preventive treatment of troubled teens. More recently, Smith wrote Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, the American Dream - and Why It Matters. She has written widely on issues relating to violence, the criminal justice system. Among her articles is "Violence on Campus: Practical Recommendations for Legal Educators," published in the Oklahoma City Law Review. After Arkansas school shootings, she testified before the Arkansas State Legislature regarding responses to school violence. Since September 2005, she has been writing Dr. Helen. Smith tackles controversial topics as feminism, homosexuality, liberalism, race, gun rights, abortion from a libertarian vantage point. Dr. Smith is married to Glenn Reynolds, commentator. In addition to her own blog, Dr. Helen, her husband occasionally produce a podcast, Glenn and Helen Show. Helen Smith at the Internet Movie DatabaseHelen Smith (psychologist) – Helen Smith
22. Esther Vilar – Esther Vilar is an Argentine-German writer. She practised as a medical 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. Vilar's parents were German-Jewish emigrants. They separated when she was 3 years old. She in 1960 went to West Germany on scholarship to continue her studies in psychology and sociology. In 1961 Esther married the German author Klaus Wagn. They had a son, Martin, in 1964. Concerning the divorce she stated: "I didn't break up with the man, just with marriage as an institution". One of Vilar's most popular books is titled The Manipulated Man, which she called part of a study on "man's delight in nonfreedom". Vilar appeared on February 21, 1973 to discuss the book. Most have not been translated into English. The Manipulated Man. Pinter & Martin.Esther Vilar – Esther Vilar (1977)
23. 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 into a intellectual family of educationalists. Mary was the daughter of Tom Arnold, a professor of literature, Julia Sorrell. Her uncle was the poet Matthew Arnold and her grandfather Thomas Arnold, the famous headmaster of Rugby School. Her sister Julia married Leonard Huxley, the son of Thomas Huxley, their sons were Julian and Aldous Huxley. The Arnolds and the Huxleys were an important influence on British intellectual life. Mary's father Tom Arnold was appointed inspector of schools in Van Diemen's Land and commenced his role on 15 January 1850. Mary Arnold had her fifth birthday the month before they left, had no further connection with Tasmania. Tom Arnold was ratified as chair of English literature at the contemplated Catholic university, Dublin, after some delay. Mary spent much of her time with her grandmother. She was educated at various boarding schools and at 16 returned to live with her parents at Oxford, where her father had a lecturership in history. Her schooldays formed the basis for one of her later novels, Marcella. On April 1872, yet 21 years old, Mary married Humphry Ward, also a writer and editor. For the next nine years she continued to live at Oxford, at 17 Bradmore Road, where she is commemorated by a blue plaque. She had by now made herself familiar with French, Greek.Mary Augusta Ward – Mary Augusta Ward
24. Faith Whittlesey – These groups became a significant component of the Reagan coalition as they grew more politically self-conscious in the 1980s. A tenacious fighter on behalf of Reagan's policies, was not, however, a stranger during her time of involvement in the political arena. Her tenure was marked by initiatives to improve the access of Christian believers to national policymaking. She was considered their most "aggressive ally" in the White House. Whittlesey noted that prayer was "not unlike the tuition tax 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 "Reagan Democrats". Faith Whittlesey has 3 children and 10 grandchildren. Among those groups that participated in the Outreach Group effort was the AFL-CIO because "the Sandinistas were against free labor unions." 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."Faith 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
25. Cathy Young – Cathy Young is a Russian-born American journalist. Young is known on the topics of rape and feminism. Young is the author of two books, a regular columnist for Newsday, RealClearPolitics.com, Time, Allthink. Born in Moscow, the capital of what was then the Soviet Union, Ekaterina Jung was 17 when her family emigrated in 1980. She graduated from Rutgers University in 1988. At Rutgers, she worked as a student writer for The Detroit News. She also completed Growing Up in Moscow: Memories of a Soviet Girlhood, published in 1989. From 2000 to 2007, Young wrote a 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 was a monthly columnist from 2001 to 2007. Since 2014, she has regularly contributed to Time. Young supports legally recognizing same-sex marriages. Young has defended the social 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.Cathy Young – Cathy Young