A Woman to Know: Lucy Stone
|Julia Carpenter||Aug 3, 2016|
My name is the symbol of my identity, which must not be lost. — Lucy
(image via Library of Congress)
Lucy Stone was one of the most prominent speechmakers, protesters, abolitionists and writers to lead the early women's suffrage movement.
But that's not why she's memorialized in feminist textbooks.
She takes a place of honor in women's studies courses *because,* *most scandalously,* her whole life she went by her *maiden name* ... even after she got MARRIED (gasp!). Soon enough, feminists saying "eh" to husbands' surname were "Lucy Stoning."
Add to your reading list:
Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life (Sally G. McMillen)
Lucy Stone: Speaking Out for Equality (Andrea Moore Kerr)
Anonymous in Their Own Names (Susan Henry)
I'm getting married. Should I change my surname? (The Guardian)
Are you a Lucy Stoner? (Ms. Magazine)
A new book places Lucy Stone at the forefront of women's suffrage (The Los Angeles Times)
A spouse by any other name (Deborah J. Anthony)
Lucy Stone (National Women's History Museum)
Wives debate right to maiden names (The New York Times)
** Lucy appeared in a previous edition of this newsletter! But way more of you have subscribed since then soooo **
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