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Naomi Wolf: The early years

Today for women’s issues we will look at another third wave feminist, author, critic, and political activist, Naomi Wolf. She was born in 1962 in San Francisco, California.

Naomi Wolf
Naomi Wolf
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Naomi Wolf the early years

Naomi Wolf’s mother is Deborah Goldman an anthropologist who wrote The Lesbian Community. Her father is gothic horror scholar Leonard Wolf. Mr. Wolf was born in Romania. It is not hard to see why Naomi would choose writing as her career.

As a high school student Naomi Wolf debated in tournaments in the Lowell Forensic Society. This society had performed speech and debates all over America. It is one of the longest running debate times with 40 prestigious years behind them.

Naomi Wolf obtained a B.A. in literature and went on to be a Rhodes scholar at New York College, Oxford.

In 2004 Naomi Wolf reported a sexual harassment case concerning Dr. Harold Bloom at Yale University. Since she did not receive the satisfaction she wanted and made the complaint public.