Great Women, Bad Times

Feminism made huge strides in this century, but women around the world still have a long road ahead

TIME's list of the 20 most important "leaders and revolutionaries" of the 20th century contains only three women, or 15% of the total. Expressed as a grade, this is an F-, so that if history were a classroom, women would have to take the 20th century over again. Naturally, my first response was to demand a recount. Where, for example, are the feminist revolutionaries--the Betty Friedans, the Sylvia Pankhursts, the Simone de Beauvoirs? Yes, I know there are still four more categories and 80 more names to go, but it's a pretty boyish definition of revolution that includes only those great...

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