1920’s- The Feminine Liberation Movement

From 1920-1930, the socio economic position of women in society shifted dramatically from the previous century. While women were considered delicate, fragile, and unequal to men in mind before, this quickly changed after World War I. Women were strong and independent and deserved the same rights as men. In fact, it was during this period that they gained their suffrage rights; finally, both men and women could vote based off of their political beliefs.

Similarly, this freedom extended to their ideals of beauty and the idea of Flappers were born.

Flapper [flap-er]- Noun.

A young woman, especially one who, during the 1920s, behaved and dressed in a boldly unconventional manner.*

*From dictionary.com

With the new dress and social changes came a new outlook for women:

“The flapper attitude was characterized by stark truthfulness, fast living, and sexual behavior. Flappers seemed to cling to youth as if it were to leave them at any moment. They took risks and were reckless.” Jennifer Rosenberg


~ by tanyaw on March 16, 2010.

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