Lucy Stoners

Lucy Stoners

league of feminists. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2628]
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In the past and perhaps still in some places, women who kept their own names were called, sometimes disparagingly, as Lucy Stoners.
But as far back as 1855, Lucy Stoner was the first woman to legally keep her last name but she was negatively viewed by Midwestern Americans as negative and that she was a deviant from the archetype of the 'good woman'