The story about Amelia Earhart’s marriage negotiation letter is making the rounds on Feministing, but it was reported over five years ago on a polyamory blog, too. The basic gist is that before accepting her suitor’s marriage proposal, she let him know that her work came first, and required that they not adhere to “midaevil [sic] code of faithfulness.” Click on either of the links to see a scan of the original 1931 letter for yourself.
Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.
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