The presenter is eager to introduce Beate Sirota Gordon, author of Article 24 of the Japanese Constitution, to her peers. Tamarah is eager to know how it's possible that an entire class of second-year Japanese university students have never before heard of one of the most influential women of the millennium.
Key words-phrases: suffrage, gender pay gap, feminism, Japan's prewar Civil Code, the Japanese Constitution (Nihon Koku Kenpo), Article 24, Beate Sirota Gordon, textbook politics, role model.

Obituaries (Dec. 30, 2012):

japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20130113rp.html
mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130101p2g00m0in045000c.html
nytimes.com/2013/01/02/world/asia/beate-gordon-feminist-heroine-in-japan-dies-at-89.html

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