Monday, May 4, 2009


Marilyn French, born in Brooklyn, died Saturday in New York.
French, 79, was a writer and feminist whose debut novel "The Women's Room" propelled her into the public's eye as a representative of the modern feminist movement.
She once said, "Contempt for women is not an accident. It is not a byproduct of our culture, it is the heart...without it western culture would fall apart."

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