Love and Anarchy
Emma and Leon, the intimate side of anarchist revolutionaries
The lively political and personal worlds of early 20th century anarchists come to life with a presentation by researcher Debbie Rose. She focuses on a fascinating collection of over a thousand letters and postcards belonging to her great-great uncle, Leon Malmed of Albany, New York who was one of the followers and lovers of Emma Goldman, the high profile activist, feminist pioneer and writer-lecturer.
Traditionally, nursing homes don’t encourage sex. Not only do many, including Flushing House, have religious affiliations to contend with, but there’s also the fact that the people footing the bill are often children and grandchildren not thrilled to imagine their forebears shacking up with someone new. Then there’s the fear of sexually transmitted diseases, which, owing in part to Viagra, are famously on the rise among the geriatric population. As Al puts it, “Sex takes a little longer now, but it’s wonderful for the woman. I can go on. You know?”
This is the first thread I'm starting here, so I'm sorry if I'm doing anything wrong!
Basically, what I'm asking is, do you think that the average person needs a romantic partner to be happy in their life? Im sure that some people can get by with out one, and I'm sure that the average person doesn't need to be in a romantic relationship every single day of their life, but on average do you think it's a kep part of being happy?
I ask because, and I hate to say it, but I've never really been in a relationship, and I've always felt like it was something that was missing in my life.