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Emma G. on SNL!

Did anyone else catch the mention of Emma Goldman in last week's SNL Thursday Weekend Update? If you missed it, you can see it here (around 15:30-16:03). I love that Emma made it to prime time!

Seriously, though, I have some questions about the comparison between Emma and William Ayers. She was a lifelong anarchist activist who fought for a range of causes including birth control, sexual freedom, workers' rights, women's rights, and free speech. Ayers is a founder of the Weather Underground, a radical organization of the late 1960s and 1970s that bombed buildings to oppose the Vietnam War. While I find Ayers' story an interesting view into the turbulence of the 60s and 70s, I don't think he's in Emma's league. What do you think?

How to cite this page

Rosenbaum, Judith. "Emma G. on SNL!." 20 October 2008. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on January 23, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/emmaSNL>.

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