Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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10/02/2016
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Remember the Ladies: Elizabeth Lynn Linton

She had no children and separated from her irresponsible husband when he spent her money and interfered with her ability to write. Although she had many close female friends, she claimed to hate women “as a race,” and wrote her autobiography as The Autobiography of Christopher Kirkwood, changing herself into a male protagonist. Furthermore, with all her spite for educated women, feminism, and feminists, she had a much-loved protegee named Harriet Harraden, a university graduate and feminist writer whom Linton called “my little B.A.” Continue reading

10/04/2010
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Remember the ladies: Clare Boothe Luce

Rarely does one public figure become equally famous in each of the individual careers that he or she pursues; however, Clare Boothe Luce did so to the maximum. In her public life spanning several decades she gained equal as an editor, playwright, politician, journalist, and diplomat. In addition, the zeal in which she pursued each one of these careers resulted in her epitomizing the “talk-of-the-town.” Continue reading

27/01/2010
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For You, In Solitary Confinement On Our Wedding Anniversary

Today, exactly 11 years have passed since I was with you. It was this very day that we began our lives together. We celebrated this beginning with a small ceremony. You were dressed simply, as always, not even wearing a tuxedo. You wore the jeans and shirt that we both liked. It was only when we were taking pictures and our friends and relations insisted that you also put a jacket on. Continue reading

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