The Public Humanist

The Public Humanist contributor: Linda Morse

Linda Morse has been a history teacher at Foxborough Regional Charter School since 2006.  She is also the editor of the New England Journal of History published by the New England History Teachers Association. Linda and her husband Doug recently celebrated 40 years of marriage and they have two independent daughters of whom they are very proud. She lives in Millis, Massachusetts.

For Equality Only, We Wish to Contend

Betty Friedan, right, and Kathryn F. Clarenbach of the University of Wisconsin at the second annual National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington D.C. in 1967.

Massachusetts history contains many feminists who espoused full-humanity for men and women as well as equal political, educational, and occupational opportunities, including some early feminists who challenged traditional definitions of gender.