1894 - 1986

British author, a feminist and socialist campaigner, and the second wife of the eminent philosopher Bertrand Russell. In her view, only parents should be bound by a social contract, and only insofar as their cooperation was required for raising their children. Implicit was her conviction that both men and women were polygamous by nature and should therefore be free, whether married or not, to engage in sexual relationships that were based on mutual love. After World War II, Lady Russell became an advocate of the peace movement and was one of the founder members of the CND.

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