May 10 in freethought history…

victoriawoodhullMay 10, 1872 - Victoria Woodhull, advocate for “free love” and women’s rights, becomes the first female candidate (representing the Equal Rights Party) for President of the United States. Sorry, Hillary.

May 10, 1967 – Author and documentarian Jon Ronson is born in Cardiff, Wales. He is best known for his (often skeptical/investigative) nonfiction books, including Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats (about the US Army’s real-life paranormal research program, the inspiration for the feature film starring George Clooney), Frank (an account of Ronson’s time as a band member for musician comedian “Frank Sidebottom,” the basis for an indy film starring Michael Fassbender), The Psychopath Test, and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (a look at shaming in the age of the internet). Ronson is a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association.

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