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“My name is Pauli Murray. My whole history has been a struggle in a society dominated by the ideas that blacks were inferior to whites,
Without women like Ben-Shalom, there would be no advancing of our rights, no one to speak up when it really counts the most — when no one else is willing. She wasn’t going to be forced to lie then, and she won’t be forced to lie now.
“Every now and again, as you’re marching forward, turn around and wave back at us. We’re still here… Much the same way as I needed to acknowledge the shoulders that I stood on, I would like others to acknowledge us. We did a lot of work. And it wasn’t easy.”
Back in January, a producer at 60 Minutes reached out. She was gathering information for a segment focused on young detransitioners, and was determined to