Henrietta Rodman


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Henrietta Rodman born Queens, NY August 28, 1877 (d. 1923). Educational reformer. Bohemian socialist; lectured and wrote about peace. Founded Feminist Alliance, 1914. Pacifist executive of Women’s Peace Party opposing World War I; Heterodoxy Club. Agitated for racial equality.


Feminism is the attempt of women to grow up, to accept the responsibilities of life, to outgrow those characteristics of childhood—selfishness and cowardliness—that we require our boys to outgrow, but that we permit and by our social system encourage our girls to retain.” (1915, Jane Sochen, The New Feminism, p. 50; photo Wikipedia)