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1943 Professional Baseball League

41.   … 1943 Professional Baseball League During World War II, major baseball league owners turned to women ball players to bring fans to ball parks. The Rockford Peaches were the champs of the All-American… …  

1946 Common Sense

42.   … 1946 Common Sense The enormous popularity of Dr. Benjamin Spock’s Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care was due to its empathetic tone, respect for mothers, the focus on children’s emotional… …  

1947 Vice Versa

43.   … 1947 Vice Versa Vice Versa is regarded as the first lesbian publication written by a lesbian for lesbian readers. It was written and typed (in carbon) by Lisa Ben (a pseudonym for Edith Eyde), who… …  

1948 The Kinsey Reports

44.   … 1948 The Kinsey Reports Alfred Kinsey and his team at the Kinsey Institute published two Kinsey Reports about modern sexual behavior: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in… …  

1949 Male and Female

45.   … 1949 Male and Female Male and Female: A Study of the Sexes in a Changing World is anthropologist Margaret Mead’s sixth book and it continues her research on the development of gender norms. Mead’s… …  

1950 Little League Baseball

46.   … 1950 Little League Baseball In 1950, twelve-year-old Kathryn Johnston became the first girl to play Little League Baseball, joining a team in Corning, New York. Her presence led to the Tubby Rule,… …  

1952 Christine Jorgensen

47.   … 1952 Christine Jorgensen Christine Jorgensen, born George Jorgensen, became the first person to complete a sex reassignment surgery. Her initial surgeries were performed in Denmark. Jorgensen became… …  

1953 Playboy

48.   … 1953 Playboy In December 1953, the first issue of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine featured film star Marilyn Monroe on its cover and inside was a picture of a nude Monroe as the Sweetheart of the… …  

1953 Premenstrual Syndrome

49.   … 1953 Premenstrual Syndrome Dr. Katharina Dalton introduced the term premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in a co-authored 1953 British Medical Journal article and challenged the view that it was not… …  

1955 Ladies Professional Golf

50.   … 1955 Ladies Professional Golf The first Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Championship was held in 1955 in Indiana. The LPGA was founded in 1950 by thirteen women golfers, including Babe… …  

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1971 The Click! Moment

The idea of the “Click! moment” was coined by Jane O’Reilly. “The women in the group looked at her, looked at each other, and ... click! A moment of truth. The shock of recognition. Instant sisterhood... Those clicks are coming faster and faster. They were nearly audible last summer, which was a very angry summer for American women. Not redneck-angry from screaming because we are so frustrated and unfulfilled-angry, but clicking-things-into-place-angry, because we have suddenly and shockingly perceived the basic disorder in what has been believed to be the natural order of things.” Article, “The Housewife's Moment of Truth,” published in the first issue of Ms. Magazine and in New York Magazine. Republished in The Girl I Left Behind, by Jane O'Reilly (Macmillan, 1980). Jane O'Reilly papers, Schlesinger Library.