Accidental feminism

July 13th, 2009 by ftobia

My DC housing search is rapidly coming to a close. I found a room in a row house on Riggs Place near DuPont Circle, and I’m in the process of making things official. It’s a quick walk to the DuPont metro station, and a similarly quick walk to the GUTS stop. My recent visits to the District have convinced me that DuPont is the place to be, and I’m pretty happy having found a reasonably-priced room.

The coolest part, though, is my landlord. Turns out she’s Jo Freeman, the well-known feminist, scholar, author, political scientist, and attorney — though I admit she was not well-known to me until I did some Googling. Judging from her Wikipedia article she has a pretty incredible past.

Random awesome people amaze me. I kind of want to read her books now: “At Berkeley in the Sixties: Education of an Activist, 1961-1965″ looks  particularly interesting. I’m going to consider her a fringe benefit of living in DC.

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One Response to “Accidental feminism”

  1. Venkatesh Srinivas Says:

    Wow, that’s an awesome find of a landlord! Nice work.

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