A Woman to Know: Amelia Bloomer

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~)

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  • 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)

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