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Elizabeth Boyer (feminist)

Dr. Elizabeth (Betty) Boyer (Ohio, 1913-2002) was a brilliant and influential American lawyer, feminist and writer. In 1968, she founded the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL) as a moderate feminist movement for professional women.[1] It provided dissent against the National Organization of Women's pro-choice stance.[2] Amongst other issues, WEAL worked to abolish university quotas and discrimination against women. In recognition of Boyer's contribution, the organization created the "Elizabeth Boyer Award".

Boyer also researched and written a number of books about historical women, including 16th Century noblewoman Marguerite de La Rocque, who was marooned on an island in the Gulf of St Lawrence as punishment for an affair.

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  • (1975)Marguerite de la Roque:A Story of Survival, Veritie Press, ISBN 978-0-915964-01-7
  • (1983) A Colony of One: The History of a Brave Woman, Novelty, Ohio: Verite Press
  • (2002) Obituary, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002.

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