Feminist author, cross-dresser and unconfirmed bisexual Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin died today in 1876.
Dupin is better known by her pseudonym George Sand. Temperamental, fiery and opinionated she earned as much notoriety for her bohemian lifestyle as for her writing.
And most likely couldn’t have given a hoot what Baudelaire thought of her, after all she famously said that she didn’t need the help of men ‘to kill anyone for me, pick a bouquet of flowers, correct a proof, or go to the theatre. I’ll go there on my own, like a man, by my own choice; when I want flowers, I’ll walk by myself to the Alps.’
‘Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life; to love and be loved.’
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Radical workers’ sporting organisations and the 1936 People’s Olympiad illustrate the role of sport in fighting oppression, writes Uma Arruga i López.
Lesley Chow argues for a new kind of music criticism that re-evaluates women musicians and "meaningless" music, writes Rhian E Jones
Olympic ‘legacy’ has greased the path for enormous, upward transfer of wealth to the global propertied classes, writes Jules Boykoff
If earning money is a fundamental reason for entering the sex industry, it is also essential to leaving it, writes Marin Scarlett.
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