Friday, 24 July 2020

a woman’s place is in the house

Born this day in New York in 1920, “Battling” Bella Savitsky Abzug (†1998), lawyer and social activist campaigned and won a seat in Congress representing her constituency in the Catskills and New York’s capital district with the above slogan—specifying that the house was the House of Representatives. Drawing the ire of Nixon administration and earning her a place on the master list of political opponents, Abzug was a strong proponent of the Equal Rights Amendment and rallied against the ongoing war in Vietnam.