Katherine McCormick, first female biology graduate from MIT and millionaire philanthropist, aligns with Margaret Sanger and smuggles diaphragms into the US. Later she funds research that leads to the pill. Following her death in 1967, aged 92, her will provided 5 million to Stanford University School of Medicine to support female doctors. Amazing Woman, 1917 Katherine, Control Pills, Katharine Mccormick, Births Control, First Births, Katherine Mccormick, Woman Hands, Biology Graduation
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Hazel Lee [1912-1944] Experienced women pilots, like Lee, were eager to join the WASP, and responded to interview requests by Cochran. Members of the WASP reported to Avenger Field, in wind swept Sweetwater, Texas for an arduous 6-month training program. Lee was accepted into the 4th class, 43 W 4. Hazel Ying Lee was the first Chinese American woman to fly for the United States military.
Katherine Dexter McCormick provided both the social justification and the money to develop “the pill,” in her quest to find a more reliable source of birth control than diaphragms offered. She allied with Margaret Sanger and helped support birth control projects intermittently for thirty years before sponsoring Gregory Pincus’ development of “the pill.” McCormick also funded the building of female dormitories at MIT in an effort to boost female enrollment.
Hathor, Sky-Goddess of women, fertility and love. Temple of Kom Ombo, Aswan, Egypt.
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) Every sexually-active person who doesn't think twice about parenthood can thank Margaret Sanger. As a nurse on New York City's impoverished Lower East Side, Sanger spent much of her time treating women who were injured during botched illegal abortions. As a result of this, she became convinced that contraceptive control was the primary avenue to freedom (and out of poverty) for women like her mother, who died young after giving birth to 11 children. Though she was born when contraception was illegal, by the time of her death, at 81, Sanger had founded the American Birth Control League — later known as Planned Parenthood — and masterminded the research and funding for the first FDA-approved oral contraceptive, Enovid
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn - was a labor leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Flynn was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union and a visible proponent of women's rights, birth control, and women's suffrage.
“A wife should no more take her husband's name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost.” LUCY STONE, Abolitionist and suffragist, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association and was one of the primary movers of the U.S. women’s rights movement. She was the first American woman to retain her given name after marriage.
Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966), American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. She had been arrested on October 26, 1916 for disseminating information about birth control, shortly after opening a clinic (probably the one pictured) in Brooklyn.
On August 27th, 1875, American biologist, suffragist, philanthropist, and all-around great person Katharine (Dexter) McCormick was born. She was the first woman to graduate from MIT with a bachelor of science degree, and in later years she used her substantial inheritance to fund research for the birth control pill. She also gave money to MIT to build the Stanley McCormick Hall to house female students because there was not much housing for women and so her dorm helped to increase the presence