Amelia Bloomer


Amelia Jenks Bloomer born Homer, NY May 27, 1818 (d. 1894). American leader against domestic violence; temperance leader and dress reformer; first editor of paper wholly edited by women, The Lily, 1849.


"[No wife should be subject to a drunken husband's] blows and curses and submit to his brutish passions and lusts." (Rochester, NY, April 21, 1852; photo Wikipedia)