Emma Goldman is considered one of the most important figures in the history of anarchism. She was a well known lecturer, and traveled all over America and Europe speaking about anarchism and women’s rights. in 1906 started her own publication Mother Earth, in which she wrote about anarchism, politics, labor issues, atheism, sexuality, and feminism. She believed in free love and access to birth control, not the most popular opinions in the early 1900s. She also served several stints in jail, and was disparaged by the press who once called her the ‘high priestess of anarchy’, which actually sounds pretty badass.
Full Transcript: Hi! I’m Kale. I’m going to talk about relationship anarchy today. Relationship anarchy (or RA for short) is a a way of practicing relationships. The idea was developed in Sweden in the early 2000s, and the term relationship anarchy is credited to Andie Nordgren. RA is similar to polyamory, and some may say…
After Louisa Leontiades (@AskLouloria) wrote The Mass Exodus of Polyamorous People Toward Relationship Anarchy, some people felt as though the term relationship anarchy was being appropriated. This article reflects on that, and explains what relationship anarchy means to her. Read The Appropriation of Relationship Anarchy by Non-Anarchists
Most likely written pre-2007, Dean Spade discusses non-monogamous relationships in queer, trans, feminist, anti-capitalist spaces. Also included in the previously posted zine Doin’ it and Doin’ it and Doin’ it Well? Read for Lovers and Fighters
Although this piece by Briallen Hopper (@briallenhopper) on @TheCut doesn’t mention relationship anarchy at all, it is a really well written and thoughtful piece about the way society values couples over friendships. As someone who has always put a ton of energy into my friendships, this article really spoke to me. Read Relying on Friendship…
Samantha Clarke (@JillDeTrabajos) writes a short and sweet blog post on her blog with a rundown of RA, how it allows for greater intimacy, and why she became a relationship anarchist. Read Relationship Anarchy: What it is and Why it’s Awesome
A very nice, short post by Cristina on TCRN (The Conscious Resistance Network @TheConsciousRN) about freedom as the ultimate expression of love. She writes about freedom from rules and expectations as the ultimate expression of love. Read Anarchy is for lovers.