Helene Brion


Hélène Brion born Clermont-Ferrand, France January 27, 1882 (d. 1962). French feminist; socialist. Opposed World War I, for which she was fired from her teaching job and given a 3-year suspended prison sentence by military tribunal for "peace propaganda."


"Women want women's rights! And Peace!"

"I am first and foremost a feminist. And it is because of my feminism that I am an enemy of war. . . War represents the triumph of brute strength, while feminism can only triumph through moral strength and intellectual values." (May 1918, K.Offen pp. 262, 481; photo http://bit.ly/GzCUpR)