Misadventures in Misogyny: Bloomerism | Bitch Magazine
Just stumbled upon excellent Victorian misogynistic cartoons by John Leech. Evidently, this guy hated women, especially in bloomers. While this is humorous now, it was sarcastic back in 1841, where despotic upper-class white men, either aristocratic or "self made" enjoyed exploiting women and treating them as second best.
Of course, they covered it all up elegantly by courteous gentlemanly gestures and polite talk. This period was overwhelmingly prudish and hypocritical at the same time. Thinking of it, how could they accept women in bloomers if covering the tables' legs was the norm?