Amelia Bloomer: America's First Women-Aimed News Publisher

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With her newspaper, The Lily, Amelia Bloomer changed how American women thought about themselves; with her popularisation of the bloomer, she changed how they dressed. Her…


In 1849, the first newspaper by and for women was launched. It was called The Lily, and it was the work of prominent suffragist Amelia Bloomer, whose work has sadly been overshadowed by her more-famous contemporaries. Also, the clothing term “bloomers” is named for her!