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Puerto Rican anarchist Luisa Capetillo challenged societal norms by becoming the first woman to wear pants in public. She was jailed for her action, which was considered a crime then. The charges were later dropped. Capetillo continued to be on the forefront of reform in Puerto Rico throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Puerto Rican anarchist Luisa Capetillo challenged societal norms by becoming the first woman to wear pants in public. She was jailed for her action, which was considered a crime then. The charges were later dropped. Capetillo continued to be on the forefront of reform in Puerto Rico throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.