Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927)
was a prominent leader of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.
In 1872, she became the first woman to run for President in the country, as a
member of the Equal Rights Party.
She was a strong advocate of free love: the right to love,
marry, and have children without government interference, in a time when
divorce or cohabiting were considered scandalous. Today, the Woodhull Sexual
Freedom Alliance is named after her.