March 2021 Crossword: Trailblazing Women & Feminist Icons


Maggie Schneider

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2) Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

4) Woman who asserted “Camp sees everything in quotation marks”

6) Teen who campaigned for girls’ education

10) Woman who described herself as a “Black, lesbian, feminist, mother, warrior, poet”

12) N.A.S.A. mathematician whose calculations put the first American in space

14) Renowned chemist and first woman to win a Nobel Prize

15) Politician who declared, “Women’s rights are human rights” in her U.N. speech

16) “Bad feminist” of the modern era

18) First female Secretary of State

19) Tennis player who defeated Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the Sexes”

20) Activist, educator, and author of Women, Race, and Class


1) Sole female director of Hollywood’s Golden Age

3) Woman whose bestselling book helped kick off the women’s liberation movement

5) 1970s Congresswoman known for her liberal policies and over-the-top hats

7) Cofounder of “Ms.” Magazine and the National Women’s Political Caucus

8) Philosopher and author of The Second Sex

9) English mathematician considered to be the world’s first computer programmer

11) “Notorious” late Supreme Court Justice

13) First Black woman to run for President and hold a seat in Congress

17) Legendary broadcast journalist known for her high-profile interviews


Answer Key:


2) Mary Wollstonecraft

4) Susan Sontag

6) Malala Yousafzai

10) Audre Lorde

12) Katherine Johnson

14) Marie Curie

15) Hillary Clinton

16) Roxane Gay

18) Madeleine Albright

19) Billie Jean King

20) Angela Davis


1) Dorothy Arzner

3) Betty Friedan

5) Bella Abzug

7) Gloria Steinem

8) Simone de Beauvoir

9) Ada Lovelace

11) Ruth Bader Ginsburg

13) Shirley Chisholm

17) Barbara Walters