Today in Feminism: Happy Anniversary, Emma Goldman!

emma's actual mugshot!

Big day today: It’s the 95th anniversary of feminist Emma Goldman getting arrested in New York City for lecturing about the upsides of birth control. Party time!

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Besides being a righteous babe who rallied for feminism, reproductive rights, free love, homosexuality, and way more, Em was totally quotable. Here’s some of our favorite lines:

Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.”

If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution. ”

When we can’t dream any longer we die.”

Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.”

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  • Tenuchi

    Emma Goldman actually opposed the Feminist movement: sh saw Anarchism as being about equality, not feminism. I doubt she’d be happy about being co-opted