Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner


Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner born London, England March 30, 1858 (d. 1943). Peace activist, prominent atheist; founded Rationalist Peace Society 1910; opposed imperialism, Boer War, death penalty.


“Women do not bear arms? Why should we? If at empire building women are not competent, may they always remain so.“

“If some women are on the side of peace today, more will be tomorrow for as they get wider and deeper insight into national and international affairs so will they see that their whole interests are opposed to militarism and bound up with the maintenance of peace.” (Oct. 1910, Int. Arbit. & Peace Association, London, in Josephine Rubin, “Women & Peace”, Whole Earth Papers, Spring 1978, p. 3; photo Atheist Centre)