The Girl Who Almost Killed Ford

Publication: 1975-09-15

Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme made the cover of Time for her attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford on September 5, 1975. Feminist leaders across the country reacted to the magazine’s use of the word “Girl” to describe Fromme, who was twenty-seven at the time, asking if they would have used “Boy” if Fromme had been male. For a short time she transformed from Charles Manson acolyte, would be assassin, to feminist cause célèbre.

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The Girl Who Almost Killed Ford

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Date

Publication: 1975-09-15

Description

Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme made the cover of Time for her attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford on September 5, 1975. Feminist leaders across the country reacted to the magazine’s use of the word “Girl” to describe Fromme, who was twenty-seven at the time, asking if they would have used “Boy” if Fromme had been male. For a short time she transformed from Charles Manson acolyte, would be assassin, to feminist cause célèbre.

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Periodicals

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MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Lynette Fromme

Citation

“The Girl Who Almost Killed Ford,” Gallery, accessed October 14, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/737.