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A Dangerous Woman by Sharon Rudahl
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Jan 15, 2008

it was amazing

I have always been an ardent fan of Emma Goldman. She tirelessly fought for free speech, long before the ACLU, birth control before Margaret Sanger, women's rights before suffrage, and free love before the sixties. She was a clever firecracker who would never be silenced; somehow immune to what the world expected and wanted of her. A selfless friend and patron to prostitutes, homeless, the huddled masses and wage-slaves everywhere; she never shied away from hard labor or hard choices, whenever she was thrown in jail, she shared everything she had with her fellow prisoners. She patently refused to yield, not only to The State, her varied lovers, and societal 'norms', but to compromising factions within various revolutionary movements. Her quest for human rights was fucking amazing and inspiring ... and this graphic novel brings it all home.
...oh, and she lectured to sold-out crowds and garnered attention from literary and cultural icons around the globe, many of whom clamored to be her comrade and lover ... but power and social prestige never mattered to her.
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