Remember The Heroines Too

The word “brotherhood” gets misused a lot to describe the people who risked their lives to help in the wake of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. So today, Vagina News pays tribute to the women who are too often forgotten in remembrances of 9/11.

One of those women was Captain Brenda Berkman, who joined the New York Fire Department in 1982 after leading and winning a landmark class action gender discrimination case against the department.

So while we remember that terrible day, let’s remember ALL of the people who helped, and suffered, and made a difference.

More information:

Taking the Heat – Documentary about the first female New York firefighters

Beyond Bravery – Soledad O’Brien’s 2011 documentary about the women of 9/11

 

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