Odette Laguerre


Odette Laguerre (née Garin de Lamorflin) born Constantinople, Ottoman Empire November 7, 1860 (d. 1956). French secondary school headmistress; author and journalist. Militant suffragist; pacifist; antimilitarist. Founding Secretary, International League of Mothers and Teachers of Peace (LIMEP), 1928. Published “For Peace: Historical Lectures for Elementary Instruction”, 1905.


“[Feminism is] an impulse for justice that tends to equalize the rights and responsibilities of man and woman. . . feminism is not only an impulse for justice, but for liberty that marks the end of the reign of Man, or what Jules Bois calls anthropocentrism.” (What is Feminism?, 1905)