According to Wikipedia: "Harriet Martineau (June 12, 1802 June 27, 1876) was born and attended school in England. She wrote more than 50 books and is significant to sociologists today because of her argument that "When one studies a society, one must focus on all its aspects, including key political, religious, and social institutions." She also believed an analysis of a society should be required to have an understanding of women's lives. Harriet changed sociological opinions on issues that were ignored such as marriage, children, domestic and religious life, and race relations. She believed that sociologists should not just simply observe, they should do things to benefit society. Harriet was called the first woman sociologist."