Some articles on long skirts:
... organizers began abandoning their bloomers and returning to long skirts in 1853, Stone and a few others held out ... in Albany in February 1854, Stone relented and brought both bloomers and long skirts, choosing to wear long skirts in public ...
Famous quotes containing the words skirts and/or long:
“The emancipation of today displays itself mainly in cigarettes and shorts. There is even a reaction from the ideal of an intellectual and emancipated womanhood, for which the pioneers toiled and suffered, to be seen in painted lips and nails, and the return of trailing skirts and other absurdities of dress which betoken the slave-womans intelligent companionship.”
—Sylvia Pankhurst (18821960)
“There is one expanding horror in American life. It is that our long odyssey toward liberty, democracy and freedom-for-all may be achieved in such a way that utopia remains forever closed, and we live in freedom and hell, debased of style, not individual from one another, void of courage, our fear rationalized away.”
—Norman Mailer (b. 1923)