Peg Yorkin: A 1950s Housewife, She Transformed Herself Into a Leading Feminist Organizer and Philanthropist

From a Washington Post obit by Harrison Smith headlined “Peg Yorkin, feminist organizer and philanthropist, dies at 96”:

Peg Yorkin, a self-described 1950s housewife who transformed herself into a leading feminist organizer and philanthropist, campaigning to expand access to abortion and to elect more women to political office, died at her home in Malibu, Calif.

As the longtime chair and co-founder of the Feminist Majority Foundation, or FMF, Ms. Yorkin called on women to “turn our rage into direct action,” urging supporters to join her in promoting women’s equality and empowerment, including through access to safe and affordable reproductive health care.