Kate Bushnell was an American writer, doctor, temperance worker and medical missionary to China.
While in China, Bushnell realised that some passages in the Bible had been translated differently, to fit in with Chinese attitudes to women. Recognising that male bias also applied to Western translations, Bushnell wrote "God’s Word to Women" in 1908, which tackled the passages of the bible that claimed women were inferior.
At the end of the 19th Century, Bushnell travelled the world with Elizabeth Andrew as Temperance Workers. Two interesting letters of introduction were published in Australian newspapers. They can be seen here
For more information about "God's Word to Women" see http://www.calvin.edu/news/2010-11/forgotten-bible/