Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko
— Miss America 1988 —
"I've worked hard for everything in my lifetime. Nothing was handed to me on a silver platter. I come from a middle class family, and I paid for my nursing education myself."1
"Does she consider herself a feminist? 'It depends on what your idea of a feminist is. If a feminist is someone who believes women should be treated equal and have the same opportunities as a man as far as reaching goals or career advancement on the ladders of success, then yes, I am a feminist.'"2
1. Patricia S. Frank, "Former Miss America Turns Attention…" Altoona Mirror, 10/23/1988, p. A8.
2. Rick Harase, "Reigning Miss America Takes Hoopla…," State Messenger (South Euclid, OH), 10/18/1988
Erected by Miss America Organization.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Science & Medicine • Women. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
Location. 39° 21.581′ N, 74° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 N Michigan Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kellye Cash (here, next to this marker); Susan Akin (here, next to this marker); Debbye Turner (here, next to this marker); Sharlene Wells (here, next to this marker); Suzette Charles (here, next to this marker); Marjorie Vincent (here, next to this marker); Carolyn Sapp (here, next to this marker); Leanza Cornett (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
1. Types of Feminism
The discussion of feminism shared by Ms. Rafko in feminist theory is called liberal feminism, or the advocacy of equal treatment of the sexes. (Liberal is used in the classical sense within political theory.)
It usually stands in contrast to radical feminism, which was more popular in the 1970s, which advocates for changes in overall social structures.
There are other definitions of feminism used, although these are the two most commonly discussed schools within feminism.
— Submitted July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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