Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Society & Culture
  3. Gender Issues

Naomi Wolf: The early years

See also

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 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.

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Chiese abandoned babies
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518126676" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518126676&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Phyllis Schlafly
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518197921" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518197921&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Maya Angelou
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518248474" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518248474&autoStart=true"></div>