Ernestine Rose

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Ernestine Louise Rose (January 13, 1810-August 4, 1892) was a Polish-born Individualist Feminist, Abolitionist, Freethinker, atheist, and spoke out freely against bigotry and prejudice.

Ernestine L. Rose, one of the major intellectual forces behind then women's rights movement in nineteenth-century America was the target of much scorn. A minister in Charleston, South Carolina, forbade his congregation to listen to "this female devil." The editor of a small newspaper in Maine wrote "It would be shameful to listen to this woman, a thousand times below a prostitute."

Rose chafed at her parents' Jewish religion at an early age. She left home at age seventeen, she first traveled to Berlin.


It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so.

References

  • "Great Minds Ernestine L. Rose: Freethinking Rebel", Carol Kolmerten, Summer, 2002, (Volume 22, No. 3), p53-55, Free Inquiry
  • The American Life of Ernestine L. Rose, Carol Kolmerten, Syracuse University Press, 1998, ISBN 0815605285

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