Saturday, June 19, 2010


Helen Keller was a radical feminist and socialist. She was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union. She was not polite and grated hard against the conventions of the day which would keep women out of the public sphere. I like her.

She said "It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing."

Our current batch of bile-filled corporate talking-heads would hate the likes of her. She would be reviled and ridiculed by Limbaugh, for example, and Hannity would feature her on his show only to interrupt her and badger her. O'Reilly would do the same and then try to probe into her sex life.

But you know what? She could handle it. She had to deal with worse. People who didn't even think that women should be allowed to appear in public; certainly not to speak outside the home.


been there said...

women are taking control and we think men are sill in control were fighting for nothing, what more do we need?
another reader, love helen keller read a biography of her once, good to be reminded of inspiration.

Jeani said...

I like Helen Keller too. I thought she was great!