Harriet Fraad

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Harriet Fraad (born 19 August, 1941) is a feminist activist, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. She is said to be a founding member of the Feminist movement, owed in part to her founding of the Woman’s Liberation Movement in 1968.[1] She is the wife of Marxist economist and intellectual Richard D. Wolff.

Personal life[edit]

Fraad was born to a paediatrician father, Lewis M. Fraad and a housewife mother, Irma London who both had leftist sympathies.[2] [3]Her father worked for the Comintern in Vienna from 1932 to 1936 and was a member of the Communist Party of America from 1929 to 1957.[2] Her maternal grandfather was Horace London, the brother and campaign manager of Meyer London.[2]


  1. ^ "Harriet Fraad". Truthout. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  2. ^ a b c Kaplan, Judy; Shapiro, Linn (1998). Red Diapers: Growing Up in the Communist Left. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 9780252067259.
  3. ^ Narvaez, Alfonso A. (1990-12-05). "Dr. Lewis Fraad, 83, Pediatrics Professor; Advised Dr. Spock". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-22.