This Day in Jewish History / The Founder of the Firstbirth-control Clinic Is Born in the Netherlands

The Netherlands hadn’t banned women from voting because nobody thought they wanted to. Once they realized women did, it was banned, until Aletta Jacobs made it otherwise.

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February 9, 1854, is the birthdate of Aletta Jacobs, a Dutch physician and feminist who spent her entire life breaking down the barriers that limited women’s opportunities. Her accomplishments included being...