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Ask Emma

Ask Emma

Need advice about life, love, or anarchy? Ask Emma!

Brooklyn-based writer and researcher Talia Lavin channels Emma Goldman for JWA's advice column. Goldman was a 20th-century anarchist, free-speech advocate, and radical feminist.

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All Ask Emma Posts

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Ask Emma: Finding Love and Anti-Capitalist Reads

My friends have encouraged me to try online dating, but I tried it and went on a few dates and I keep on meeting people who just aren’t as fired up about political change as I am.

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Ask Emma: New Beginnings, and Long-Distance Love

I’m about to start law school in another city, and I’m really excited. The only problem? I will be leaving my partner behind, so our relationship will be long-distance for three years. I’m really nervous about it.

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Ask Emma: Pulling Up Your Big-Kid Bloomers, and Running for the Hills

A friend I haven’t seen for over a year is planning to visit my city and stay for two weeks. Do I have an obligation to host her?

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Ask Emma: Pushy Parents, Domestic Chores, and the Fall of Capitalism

I am a student on a college campus and I too fight for women's issues. What advice do you have to make my work more effective?

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Ask Emma: Gift-giving, Sharing Toothbrushes, and Roommate Woes

Is it okay to expect a S.O. to be willing to share their toothbrush?

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Ask Emma." (Viewed on February 18, 2019) <https://jwa.org/blog/askemma>.

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