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7/27/2005

Happy birthday to Emma

Emma Goldman

Bitch Ph.D. reminds us that today is the anniversary of the birth of the great Emma Goldman. Dr. B. links to blogger 'Emma Goldman' at War on Error:
Today is the real Emma Goldman's birthday (hence the url for the blog). I've been fascinated by her for many years--she advocated (and, to some extent, practiced) what was then called "free love," i.e., she regarded marriage as a property relationship. She fought for workers' rights, she fought for women's reproductive freedom (especially for the availability of contraception), she was imprisoned and deported and kept on fighting. She was brave, and, apparently a stirring public speaker (hence the fear many authorities had about her). Although she didn't say that if she couldn't dance she didn't want to be part of the revolution, she did defend the necessity for joy as a part of liberation.
Emma Goldman was a wise and brilliant woman. She is one of my few personal heroes, actually. I recommend following the links on Dr. B.'s site to learn more about her.

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