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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...

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

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Thanks for posting that Phil -- I probably would have missed it otherwise. I'll have to tell DW. She had met Mrs. Gordon a couple of times and was a great admirer. I think we have an autographed copy of her memoir.
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Thanks for posting that, Phil, it was a very interesting story!

Wil! Good to see you around. How have you been?

RDW
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Wil, like RDW said. How's life treating you?

Phil
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Amazing obit..article, Phil. Thanks so much for posting that...I would never have known about her. So many of my ( adult) Japanese students, wives of corporate execs, must owe so much to her.
Thanks again.
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