Talk:Emma Goldman

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Category removals[edit]

@Ser Amantio di Nicolao: Not sure why Category:American women writers and Category:Lithuanian writers were removed. Could you explain? Kaldari (talk) 18:30, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

@Kaldari: The article is now in the categories Category:20th-century American women writers and Category:20th-century Lithuanian writers. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:43, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
Ah, makes sense! Thanks! Kaldari (talk) 20:54, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
@Kaldari: Any time! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:59, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

No source for picture caption[edit]

Hello. I edited a photo caption on this page, removing some unsourced puff, but it I was reverted. Here's a link: Please comment. Thanks so much. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 04:03, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

You deleted a portion of the caption—that Goldman's image, "often accompanying a popular paraphrase of her ideas—"If I can't dance, I don't want to be in your revolution"—has been reproduced on countless walls, garments, stickers, and posters as an icon of freedom"—allegedly because it had no source. I reverted you, and my edit summary was pretty clear: "Look at the article text". The paragraph beside the image says: In 1970, Dover Press reissued Goldman's biography, Living My Life, and in 1972, feminist writer Alix Kates Shulman issued a collection of Goldman's writing and speeches, Red Emma Speaks. These works brought Goldman's life and writings to a larger audience, and she was in particular lionized by the women's movement of the late 20th century. In 1973, Shulman was asked by a printer friend for a quotation by Goldman for use on a T-shirt. She sent him the selection from Living My Life about "the right to self-expression, everybody's right to beautiful, radiant things", recounting that she had been admonished "that it did not behoove an agitator to dance".[1] The printer created a statement based on these sentiments that has become one of Goldman's most famous quotations, even though she probably never said or wrote it as such: "If I can't dance I don't want to be in your revolution."[2] Variations of this saying have appeared on thousands of T-shirts, buttons, posters, bumper stickers, coffee mugs, hats, and other items.[1] — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 21:46, 8 September 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ a b Wexler, Exile, p. 1.
  2. ^ Shulman, Alix Kates. "Dances with Feminists". Women's Review of Books, Vol. IX, #3. December 1991. Retrieved on February 16, 2017.

Category overkill[edit]

I removed some mother categories that lower-level categories would feed into. This list seems like category overkill.Parkwells (talk) 15:04, 10 September 2018 (UTC)