I am a free lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please.
When Victoria Woodhull announced that she was running for President in the election of 1872, quite a few minds were blown. Not only was she the first woman to do so, but her policies were also so ahead of her time that some might consider them pretty radical even for…
Today would have been Victoria Woodhull’s 174th Birthday! She was the first woman to run for president of the US. (Although the jerks refused to put her name on the ballot.) She believed in free love and the first woman Wall St. broker. She basically kicked ass and took names.
I endeavor to make the most of everything.
Women of the Day: Victoria Woodhull, was an American leader of the woman’s suffrage movement. Woodhull was an advocate of free love. She and her sister were the first women to operate a brokerage in Wall Street. She was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper; an activist for women’s rights and labor reforms. In 1872, she was the first woman candidate for President of the United States.
Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.
Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week.