Sunday, September 23, 2007

Victoria Claflin Woodhull

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1838 Victoria Claflin Woodhull (d. June 9, 1927), American feminist reformer, snake-oil saleswoman, entertainer, reformer, clairvoyant, orator, sex symbol, stock broker, publisher and free love advocate.

Victoria Woodhull and her sister, Tennessee Claflin (1846 - 1923), invaded male territory as Wall Street brokers and publishers of Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly. Woodhull and Clafin spoke for free love, abortion, divorce, legalized prostitution and women's voting rights.

Woodhull ran for President of the USA with African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass as running mate – surely the most unusual and doomed campaign ever ...

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