KATHARINE MCCORMICK

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Katharine McCormick was an American Biologist, who revolutionised education for women in the US, being the second woman to graduate from MIT with a degree in biology. After her husband’s death in 1947, part of his wealth was given to McCormick, and she subsequently donated some of the money to fund research into the contraceptive pill, as well as to aid in building a woman’s dormitory at MIT. Furthermore, she was also the vice president of the National American Woman Suffrage, making her a prominent suffragette in American history.
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It was through her generous donations and contributions to women’s rights that allowed feminism to be where it is today.

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