Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. Why did people think Abzug was the secretary, rather than the lawyer, when she went on professional visits early in her legal career?
2. What would you have done in the same situation, to show your qualifications?
3. What did the hat and gloves Abzug wore originally signify? Why did she decide to continue wearing the hat?
4. What do you think needed to change for Abzug or other women in professions to be taken seriously? Do you think women continue to face similar situations today?
For more information on Bella Abzug, see the Jewish Women’s Archive "Women of Valor" exhibit at http://jwa.org/womenofvalor/abzug