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Poison and shooting and hacking, oh, my! Follow the ghastly crimes of three Victorian-era murders, and the murderesses behind them. Did Lydia Sherman really give arsenic to eleven of her family members? Was Lulu Prince temporarily insane, or just a gifted actress? And did the husband of Frankie Stewart Silver deserve his bloody end? (Probably, but don't try it at home.)

Second wave feminist Betty Friedan was perceived by many in American and international society as a radical feminist; Friedan’s writings buttress these claims. Her legacy, however, has fallen into a familiar pattern experienced by previous feminists: to be clustered and regurgitated as a mechanical catechism without considering intersections of ideology, and how similar feminist theory equates to action toward the goal of gender equality. When examining Friedan from an historical perspective, her ideas were not new feminist theory, but similar to the beliefs of Elizabeth Cady Stanton – a first wave feminist theorist thought in her era to be overtly radical. Their primary dogmatic intersection – that gender equality should be accessible to the masses – intertwines with themes of education, no-fault divorce, and female oppression within religion. Though Friedan enjoyed more success with these initiatives than Cady Stanton, their shared ideologies have had an impact on the third and upcoming fourth waves of feminism.

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