Eulogy: Bella Abzug

Bella Abzug was one of the few people I know who were always right about character. Her politics came out of that unerring evaluation. Her ethical standards made her a human being far ahead of her time. She saw activism as the most important solution to improving the world, which she believed was suffering a nervous breakdown. "People should reach inside themselves and claim their right to equality," she would say. Of course, she was a feminist, but more than that, she was a humanist who fought against the pain, isolation and oppression that she felt women had experienced.

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