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The things one learns from reading about dead people. From today's NY Times Obits:

Beate Sirota Gordon, the daughter of Russian Jewish parents who at 22 almost single-handedly wrote women’s rights into the Constitution of modern Japan, and then kept silent about it for decades, only to become a feminist heroine there in recent years, died on Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was 89.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/world/asia/beate-gordon-fe...

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