#FemaleForward — More courageous women
FEMALE SUPERHERO IN HISTORY Helene Lange: an unflinching fighter for women’s education Who was she? Helene Lange (1848–1930) was a German feminist, educator, and politician. Why is she a female superhero? She campaigned to improve education for girls and schoolmistresses in Prussia. She became known across Germany as the author of the 1887 “Gelbe Broschüre” [“Yellow Brochure”], which accompanied a petition to the Prussian ministry of education and the Prussian chamber of deputies and was strongly critical of the state of girls’ education. What does her activism mean for us today? The fact that women – just like men – can now study anything and choose any profession or trade is, to a great extent, due to Helene Lange.