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Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Tarjei's Gift

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  • Tarjei Straume
    ... Rudolf Steiner seems to have been under the direct influence of these discussions (about the liberation and independence of women in anarchist circles)
    Message 1 of 17 , May 31, 2005
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      At 00:09 31.05.2005, Jennifer wrote:

      >Ezra found himself in a position of needing to defend his
      >wife, Angela, against some of the criticism she was
      >receiving (including "unruly mobs") for speaking out
      >plainly about sexual issues. Here is Ezra Heywood said:
      >"For this timely and beneficent issue [of The Word] the
      >public is indebted, not to us, but to Angela T. Heywood.
      >The part of her speech which raised a commotion in Boston
      >last May was where she painted the processes by which,
      >out of profits derived from the less-paid labors of women,
      >a man acquires the money and the effrontery to offer
      >five hundred dollars for the virginity of a girl. A.T.H.'s
      >articles since printed in The Word ... have the same
      >purpose -- THE LIBERATION OF WOMAN FROM THE SPECIAL
      >FINANCIAL THRALLDOM in which she is now held BY MAN,
      >and by which, as compared with man's wages, she is
      >defrauded of fifty per cent of her rightful earnings...."

      Rudolf Steiner seems to have been under the direct influence of these
      discussions (about the liberation and independence of women in anarchist
      circles) when he wrote the PoF in 1894, and which is probably why he wrote
      a whole chapter about it:

      http://www.uncletaz.com/indgenus.html

      It's interesting to see that Tucker and most of the male anarchists did not
      grasp the importance of economic independence for women to the extent that
      female anarchist writers did, and that Tucker thought of women as inferior
      to men in the workplace. The latter may have been due to conditions at the
      time. Women working shoulder to shoulder with men a century ago may have
      been few, separate, and isolated, and for this reason, perhaps many of them
      did not yet live up to the standards of dedicated, revolutionary
      representatives of the labor movement. But to his credit, Tucker thought
      that the situation might change in the future, which it did indeed.

      Tarjei
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