03-20 TABLE of CONTENTS:
QUOTES by Nawal El Saadawi.
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03-20 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
B. 03-20-1896, Dr. Hazel Katherine Stiebling, chief of the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture who did some basic research that showed Vitamin D was necessary for the body to assimilate calcium and phosphorus.
Executed 03-20-1899, Martha M. Place, for murdering her stepdaughter. Place was the first woman electrocuted in the United States.
Event 03-20-1985, Libby Riddles, becomes the first woman to win the Alaskan Iditarod Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, dogsled event that lasts almost 18 days. The first prize is $50,000.
Event 03-20-1991, in an unusual 9-0 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Automobile Workers v. Johnson Controls that excluding women from jobs in which toxic substances exposure could injure a fetus was unconstitutional. (Medical tests show that men's sperm is extremely fragile and more likely to be deformed by chemical exposure.)
QUOTES DU JOUR
EL SAADAWI, NAWAL:
"The liberation of women is above all based on their capacity to think their own problems through and to link them to the total progress of the society and the world in which they live, to their capacity to develop a political and cultural consciousness."
-- Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian feminist.
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