Nellie McClung- A Canadian women's suffragist and temperance advocate, Nellie McClung was one of the "Famous Five" Alberta women who initiated and won the Persons Case to have women recognized as persons under the BNA Act. She was also a popular novelist and author. Taken from: http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/historywomen/p/nelliemcclung.htm
“Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children,” Rev. Daniel Berrigan wrote at the time of the destruction of draft files. “How many must die before our voices are heard, how many must be tortured, dislocated, starved, maddened? When, at what point, will you say no to this war?”
Famous Five -n the 1920s five Alberta women fought a legal and political battle to have women recognized as persons under the BNA Act. The landmark decision by the British Privy Council, the highest level for legal appeals in Canada at the time, was a milestone victory for the rights of women in Canada.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer is the nation's most well-known sex doctor. In 1939 after her father had been taken by the Nazis her mother and grandmother sent her to Switzerland. At 16 she moved to Israel and joined Haganah, an underground Jewish military organization. She trained as a sniper, but she avers that she never killed anyone. Her military career was cut short when she was seriously injured: her legs were almost ripped off on her 20th birthday from cannon ball shrapnel which exploded.