Happy Women’s History Month! Here’s a shout-out to just a few notable women who have made or are making our society a safer place for all:
–Anne Barrett Doyle, the savvy and very hard working co-director of an amazing resource: BishopAccountability.org, and her colleagues Suzy Naumann and Pauline Hodgdon.
–Journalists Rachel Zoll, Laurie Goodstein, Michelle Boorstein, and many others
–Barbara Blaine, the founder and long-time president of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
–Christa Brown, the founder of StopBaptistPredators.org, author of “This Little Light of Mine” and a long-time advocate for those victimized in Southern Baptist churches.
–Kansas City prosecutor Jean Peters Baker who prosecuted the first – and only – US prelate to be found guilty of concealing child sex crimes, Bishop Robert Finn.
–Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessell, who’s doing a terrific job of bringing predator priests to justice and who used volunteers to pour through thousands of pages of long-concealed church abuse and cover up documents.
–Now-retired district attorney Lynn Abraham, who led a grand jury through crimes and cover ups in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
–Barbra Graber, the founder and head of SNAPMennonite, who has patiently but persistently helped expose Mennonite predators. (See the MAP list: https://www.themaplist.org/the-map-list/
–The incredibly brave women who exposed perhaps America’s most disgraced doctor, Larry Nassar: Arianna Guerrero, Rachael Denhollander, Amy Labadie, Tiffany Thomas Lopez, Marie Anderson, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Jamie Dantzscher and others.
–The incredibly brave women who took on perhaps the most powerful man in the US film industry, Harvey Weinstein, and did so publicly: Amber Anderson, Lysette Anthony, Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, Jessica Barth, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, Kate Beckinsale, Juls Bindi, Zoe Brock, Cynthia Burr, Liza Campbell, Marisa Coughlan, Hope Exiner d’Amore, Florence Darel, Emma de Caunes, Juliana De Paula, Cara Delevingne, Sophie Dix, Lacey Dorn, Dawn Dunning, Lisa Esco, Alice Evans, Lucia Evans (formally Lucia Stoller), Angie Everhart, Claire Forlani, Romola Garai, Louisette Geiss, Louise Godbold, Judith Godreche, Trish Goff, Heather Graham, Eva Green, Larissa Gomes, Mimi Haleyi, Daryl Hannah, Salma Hayek, Lena Headey, Natasha Henstridge, Lauren Holly, Paz de la Huerta, Dominique Huett, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Katherine Kendall, Minka Kelly, Heather Kerr, Mia Kirshner, Myleene Klass, Liz Kouri, Ivana Lowell, Laura Madden, Natassia Malthe, Brit Marling, Sarah Ann Masse, Ashley Matthau, Rose McGowan, Katya Mtsitouridze, Emily Nestor, Connie Nielsen, Kadian Noble, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samantha Panagrosso, Zelda Perkins, Vu Thu Phuong, Tomi-Ann Roberts, Lisa Rose, Erika Rosenbaum, Melissa Sagemiller. Annabella Sciorra, Léa Seydoux, Lauren Sivan, Chelsea Skidmore, Mira Sorvino, Tara Subkoff, Paula Wachowiak, Paula Williams, Sean Young, Caitlin Dulany and Melissa Thompson.