William Moulton Marston,
the only scion of a once-grand Boston family, was equal parts genius, charlatan, and kinkster.
As an undergraduate at Harvard just before World War I,
he was thrilled by militant suffragists like the ones who chained themselves to the fence outside 10 Downing Street.
Maybe that’s where his fusion of feminism and bondage started:
imagery of slavery and shackles abounded in the movement’s demonstrations and propaganda.
Benjamin Franklin practiced what we now call “sock puppetry”,
using multiple aliases in his pamphleteering
to give the appearance that many people had similar views, sometimes arguing with himself through different names.
His most famous alter ego was Silence Dogood.
Did Thomas Jefferson have a relationship with a woman who was his slave?
Did that relationship produce children?
In 1998 DNA tests were conducted upon his remains and those of men who were thought to be his sons by the slave, Sally Hemings.
The results came in that
Thomas Jefferson fathered at least one of Sally Hemings's children, and quite probably all six.
He freed those male slaves only in his will, while keeping Sally a slave. Jefferson's daughter freed the woman.
Apparently, all men were created equal ... unless you were his black sons.
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