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Emma Goldman

Marriage Equality

I showed my class the PBS American Experience documentary on Emma Goldman. We talked a bit about how she fought for women’s rights, particularly her idea that the institution of marriage should not exist. I read from an interview with her, “What is there in Anarchy for Women?” where she argued that she did not believe in marriage, but rather “I believe that when two people love each other that no judge, minister, or court, or body of people, have anything to do with it. They themselves are the ones to determine the relations which they shall hold with one Read more