HH Note: Did you ever learn of the first woman to campaign for President? The year was 1872....
/PRNewswire/ -- "America's Victoria, Remembering Victoria Woodhull," a feature length documentary previously featured on PBS television is now available for free. Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to campaign for U.S. President in 1872. "America's Victoria" is a wonderful chronicle of the life of one of the most important and unrecognized women in U.S. history.
"If you spliced the genes of Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Heidi Fleiss and Margaret Thatcher, you might have someone like Victoria Woodhull," wrote the Atlanta Journal & Constitution.
Although she was a radical suffragist, Victoria Woodhull refused to restrict her Presidential campaign to the issue of women's suffrage. Instead, she advocated a single sexual standard for men and women, legalization of prostitution and reform of marriage. "America's Victoria" combines rare archival images, Woodhull's own words performed by Kate Capshaw and illuminating interviews with contemporary feminist Gloria Steinem to present a fascinating portrait of this remarkably brave woman.
"Ahead of her time, Victoria Woodhull was an advocate not only of women's suffrage but of legalized prostitution and free love, by which she meant a commitment untrammeled by governmental regulations. She ran for president four times and generally lived a life unimagined by most people. She was an electrifying woman who teaches women to be daring, courageous and outrageous," says Victoria Weston.
For more information about on how to acquire a free DVD of "America's Victoria, Remembering Victoria Woodhull": www.ZoieFilms.com/homevideo.html .
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