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Sonia Pressman Fuentes


I am an author, public speaker, feminist leader and lawyer. I was the first woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and a founder of WEAL (Women`s Equity Action League) and FEW (Federally Employed Women). I am an expert in the field of women`s rights to be free of employment discrimination based on sex.


I belong to NOW and the Veteran Feminists of America nationally and the Brandeis University National Women's Committee in Sarasota, FL. I am a member of the board of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State in Sarasota, FL.


See my Web site at for articles written by me, information on my memoir, "Eat First--You Don't Know What They'll Give You, The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter," and interviews of me.


I have an LLB from the University of Miami School of Law in Florida.

Awards and Honors

I received a superior performance award at the EEOC and was inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, among other awards and honors.

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Jimmy Watson09/03/15101010Thanks, Sonia. My story is due tonight .....
bonnie06/30/15101010I'm so very thankful to Ms. Fuentes .....
Kenneth12/24/13101010Thanks for the reply!
Alex06/17/13101010Thank you, for your suggesstion on help .....

Recent Answers from Sonia Pressman Fuentes

2016-05-23 Abortion rights:

Dear Karen:    My last name is  Fuentes, not Pressman Fuentes; Pressman is my middle, and maiden, name.    You can read about  Roe v. Wade here:    I share your

2015-09-11 Donald Trump and the future of women's rights:

Dear Everleigh:    I wish I could answer your questions.  But they are ones I ask myself and cannot answer. It certainly does concern me as does the fact that I live in a country where such a man is being

2015-09-02 Women playing college baseball:

Dear Jimmy:    I told my friend to forget about your questions since you don't have the time. Would you want me to answer some of the questions so that you have a feminist you can quote in your article

2015-06-30 Girls required to wear skirts in public school:

Dear Bonnie:    I never before heard from anyone in all the years I've been answering questions for that a max in questions had been reached. That certainly doesn't come from me.  I don't know

2015-06-29 Girls required to wear skirts in public school:

Bonnie:    My friend answered and said that retaliation is prohibited under Title IX--but I'm adding that while it is prohibited, that doesn't stop the school from retaliating and you could file a complaint


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