In an 1871 lecture, Woodhull frankly declared, "Yes I am a Free Lover
It beganwith a programmecalled Free Lover
, which sawDawn taking part in a naked oil party in aGerman commune.
The bizarre scenes will be seen in Dawn Porter: Free Lover
, a documentary series for Channel Four.
She proclaimed to a New York audience of more than three thousand in November 1871, "Yes, I am a free lover
59) Contact with Free Lover
literature crystallized vague sentiments and disappointments and transformed them into a specific ideology and plan of action.
In her own day, the brilliant Victoria Woodhull - the only reformer with a comprehensive understanding of America, from region to region, from class to class - was discredited as a free lover
SHE WAS A professional conjurer of departed spirits, medicine woman, first woman stockbroker, first woman to address a congressional committee, first woman to run for president (while in prison on obscenity charges), a discreet blackmailer, the most radical of 19th century feminists, free lover
, a stunning platform orator, three times married (first to a down-on-his-luck alcoholic, Canning Woodhull; second to a sophisticated manipulator who educated her and finally to a dashing, love-of-her-life, rich British banker).
HERE she comes again, getting her face on TV by getting her kit off (Dawn Porter: Free Lover
, Channel 4, Tuesday).
Now ready for a relationship, she looks at the different ways it can be done in her new series, Dawn Porter: Free Lover
Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers
, and Radicals in Britain and America
So I now question what free lovers
mean by love, because when you really are in love with someone, sharing them is impossible.
This was either the end of the world, or the beginning of a new world for women" Feminists, free lovers
, anarchists, libertarians, Marxists, theosophists, Fabians, trade unionists, co-operators; they questioned and resisted love, marriage, motherhood and work as they were lived at the turn of the 20th century in Britain and America.