Emma Goldman tea towel
£12.00

Emma Goldman tea towel

Due to her gender, religion, and poverty, Emma Goldman’s fate seemed to be inescapable: marriage, toil, children, an early death. As a woman, her father told her all she needed to know was how to ‘give a man plenty of children.’ As a Jewish woman in Tsarist Russia, her life was perpetually at risk from violent anti-Semitism. And, as a poor woman, it appeared she had little prospects. But, she did escape: aged 16, Goldman emigrated to the US in the search for freedom.

There, she grew up to be one of history’s best-known anarchists and fiercest feminists. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century through her political activism, writing, and speeches. She wrote on capitalism and labour, birth control, LGBT rights, war and freedom of speech – her revolutionary thoughts led to the director of the FBI calling her the ‘most dangerous woman in America.’

 The most dangerous woman in the country didn’t lose her humanity though: she loved art, music, and beautiful things – if she couldn’t dance, she didn’t want to be part of your revolution.

Specifications: Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.