Woman of the Month: Amelia Bloomer5:21:00 PM
I was watching Chelsea on Netflix today and the topic of the episode was feminism. I was really inspired when Gloria Steinem was featured throughout the episode, talking about different women in history who did amazing things, yet are not mentioned in most of our history books. In fact, I had never even heard of some of them, let alone the amazing things the accomplished.
So I decided I want to research and write about these women to share what I learned about them and their successes. Every month, in addition to my usual fashion-related posts, I intend to write about an inspirational women from the past, or present.
She was an American women's rights advocate and newspaper editor. She founded the first U.S newspaper run by and for women called The Lily.
The newspaper focused on the issues of the temperance movement, but is also remembered for promoting a change in the dress standards for women. Bloomer and many more women promoted a change for less restrictive clothing. This is why pants were called "bloomers."