Words

Some of the words we’ll be sharing on the Reproductive Justice Walking Tour …

FROM: EMMA GOLDMAN, activist, supporter of birth control, labor rights, women’s freedom:

“People have only as much liberty as the have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.”
emma_advocating from wikispaces

“Let us not overlook vital things, because of the bulk of trifles confronting us.”

“If I can’t dance, I don’t want this revolution.”

See our interview with the Tenement Museum about Emma Goldman and the Reproductive Justice Walking Tour.

FROM: FLO KENNEDY, activist, lawyer, speaker (d 2000)

“Loserism is when oppressed people sit around and think up reasons why they can’t do something. Well just do it. Thinking up reasons why you can’t is the Establishment’s job.”

“If you’ve had a broken leg, you don’t get up and win the Olympics. The first step is to get out of bed.”

“Freedom is like taking a bath: You got to keep doing it every day.”

“You’ve got to rattle your cage door. You’ve got to let them know that you’re in there, and that you want out. Make noise. Cause trouble. You may not win right away, but you’ll sure have a lot more fun.”

 

Read about Griswold v Connecticut

 

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