Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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06/11/2020
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Remember the Ladies: Natalie Clifford Barney

Her salon contributed largely to her fame, as did the Parisian decor of her house, the fact that she always wore white, the cakes she served on Fridays which were reputed to be the best in Paris, her morning rides on horseback in the Bois de Boulogne, and her garden temple to Eros where, in the moonlight, pairs of lesbians danced. Barney was most famous for her sexual voracity; she made conquests whenever she had a spare moment. Continue reading

06/11/2020
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Remember the Ladies: Harriet Taylor Mill

In perhaps her most known work, Enfranchisement of Women, she wrote, “We deny the right of any portion of the species to decide for another portion…what is and what is not their ‘proper sphere.’ The proper sphere for all human beings is the largest and highest which they are able to attain.” Continue reading

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