A Woman to Know: Amelia Bloomer
|Julia Carpenter||Dec 15, 2015|
The costume of women should be suited to her wants and necessities. — Amelia
(Photo by the National Park Service)
A renowned suffragette, a tireless magazine editor, a fearless feminist writer, a rousing speech giver and an all-around trendsetter. I mean, just look at this photo. Those are pants! On a woman! In 1860!
Well, actually "bloomers." Because Amelia Bloomer. (Get it? ~I knowww~)
Add to your reading list:
Hear Me Patiently: The Reform Speeches of Amelia Jenks Bloomer (Amelia Bloomer)
Life and Writings of Amelia Bloomer (D.C. Bloomer)
You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer! (Shana Corey)
Petition of Amelia Bloomer Regarding Suffrage in the West (The National Archives)
Amelia Bloomer (The National Women's History Museum)
Women's Rights: Special History Study (The National Park Service)
National (Bike) History (The League of American Bicyclists)
The Amelia Bloomer Project (side note: this is super cool. Every year, the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association gathers a list of books for younger readers that celebrate feminist themes. Bookmark it!)(Get it? Bookmark? HAHAHAHA)
*~Send your recommendations for women to know! Reply to this newsletter with your lady and she could be featured in an upcoming edition.~* You can browse the archive here.