Monday, 19 January 2015

Victoria Woodhull - Free Love! God woman!;DD

Victoria Woodhull (1838 – 1927) the first woman to run for President of the United States. Her running mate, interestingly enough, was Frederick Douglass, the first African-American to run for Vice President. She was also the first woman to start a weekly newspaper and an activist for women's rights, civil rights and anti-slavery activist. Woodhull was an advocate of free love, by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference.
1872 caricature by Thomas Nast: Wife, carrying heavy burden of children and drunk husband, admonishing (Mrs.) Satan (Victoria Woodhull), "I'd rather travel
"Mrs. Satan" as portrayed in Harper's Weekly. New York, Feb. 17, 1872
 "Get thee behind me, (Mrs.) Satan!", caricature by Thomas Nast
This issue features a fullpg. Thomas Nast print in which he shows Victoria Woodhull as the devil, captioned: 'Get Thee Behind Me, Mrs. Satan!' . Not shown in the photo here is an unhappy woman who '...in climbing the rugged hill of life is compelled to bear alone the burden of a drunken husband & her little children.', who is tempted by Mrs. Woodhull who proclaims: 'Be Saved by Free Love!' Text includes quotes by Mrs. Woodhull, although her name is not mentioned.

Wife, carrying heavy burden of children and drunk husband, admonishing (Mrs.) Satan (Victoria Woodhull), "I'd rather travel the hardest path of matrimony than follow your footsteps." Mrs. Satan's sign reads, "Be saved by free love."
( Free Love!!!!!!!!!!!)))

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