Nelly Roussel (1878–1922)―the first feminist spokeswoman for
birth control in Europe―challenged both the men of early
twentieth-century France, who sought to preserve the status quo,
and the women who aimed to change it. She delivered her messages
through public lectures, journalism, and theater, dazzling
audiences with her beauty, intelligence, and disarming wit. She
did so within the context of a national depopulation crisis... more...